Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

windows 2003 to windows 2008 print cluster upgrade

Posted on 2011-03-10
6
Medium Priority
?
413 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
windows 2003 to windows 2008 print cluster upgrade
I am plannig to upgrade a 2 Node windows 2003 print cluster (active/passive) to a 4 node
windows 2008 print cluster(3 active and 1 passive).

how can I move print queues as well as print drivers from 2003 to 2008 cluster.
the windows 2008 is 64 bits, our environment is mafe of windows 7 64 and 32 bits and windows XP, how would these have an impact on the new windows 2008 cluster?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:jskfan
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
Miguel Angel Perez Muñoz earned 1500 total points
ID: 35093935
You can made a login script that:

Delete old printers in old cluster.
Add new printers in new cluster.
0
 
LVL 19

Assisted Solution

by:Miguel Angel Perez Muñoz
Miguel Angel Perez Muñoz earned 1500 total points
ID: 35093947
Add more information if you made logon script, this may be helpfull:

VBS function add printer: WshNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection "\\"&PrintServer&"\printername"
VBS function remove printer: WshNetwork.RemovePrinterConnection "\\"&PrintServer&"\printername"
0
 

Author Comment

by:jskfan
ID: 35099871
I don't need to remove the old queues and drivers...
what I need  is to copy them to the new 4 node windows 2008 cluster 64 bits
I also want to know if windows 7 32 and 64 bits and windows XP clients will be able to work with windows 2008 cluster 64 bits in matter of printer queues and drivers
0
Are your AD admin tools letting you down?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

 

Author Comment

by:jskfan
ID: 35099891
I also would like to know how the printer  resources can be owned by 3 nodes ?
0
 

Author Comment

by:jskfan
ID: 35204867
I have heard of a print Migrator tool.
I don't know if anyone out there has used this tool and how helpful it is?
Just to reiterate my Goals for this projet:

Existing Print cluster
2 Nodes Windows 2003 Active /Passive

Future Print Cluster
Leave the Existing Windows 2003 print cluster in Place.
Create Windows 2008 Print cluster 3 Active and 1 passive Node
Create or Migrate the same  queue names / Ports / Drivers that exist in W2K3 To Windows 2008

** We will have 2 print  clusters: Windows 2003 in service and Windows 2008 not in Service Yet.
Because when Windows 2008 gets all the Queue names /Ports /Drivers  installed then all we need to do is Map  user printers (to W2K8) through login script.

Thanks





0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:jskfan
ID: 35331789
no updates
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft. If s…
A procedure for exporting installed hotfix details of remote computers using powershell
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application to properly change the service account username and\or password in situation where it may be necessary or where the password has been inadvertently change…
This tutorial will walk an individual through setting the global and backup job media overwrite and protection periods in Backup Exec 2012. Log onto the Backup Exec Central Administration Server. Examine the services. If all or most of them are stop…

688 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question