Windows 2003 Print Server migration to Windows 2008R2
Posted on 2011-04-29
We are going to be migrating a Windows 2003 Print server to a new server which will be Windows 2008R2.
Overall we are planning to do the following:
The w2k3 print server is called print01 then new w2k8 server is currently called print01tmp. We are planning to migrate the printers and then renamed the server to print01 once the current w2k3 print01 is turned off. The wk28 will have the same name and IP.
We want to migrate the printers using the MS printer migration tool to bring the printers and their configuration from the w2k3 to the w2k8 server.
(from server print01 to print01tmp)
We have the following question:
1.) Printers are not being mapped via GPO or script. The user printer have been manually mapped to their computers. If we proceed with the migration as speficied, would the printers that user have mapped on their workstations work with the new server? The clients are all running Windows XPSP3.