troubleshooting Question

2003 to 2008 print migrations - DNS issue

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Hello everyone,
I am in the process of migrating from a 2003 32 bit print server to a "multi-function" 2008 R2 64 bit print server.  It will be a DC, DHCP and DNS later.  (Forced consolidation)  For now, the focus is printers.  I used the print migration tool after I added all the 64 bit drivers, so both 32 and 64 would move.  Tested the new setup from a 32 and 64 bit workstation and all is good.  Now I want to seamlessy move all the users (~100) to the ~40 printers without having to touch every desktop.  I am *thinking* that I can just delete the Host(A) record of the old print server and create a new Host(A) record, then put in an alias from the old to the new name.  What else do I need to do in DNS?  Microsoft said something about registering with the KDD or there may be some errors.  Can I just delete, create, alias and go?

Am I leaving any "force update" etc. out of the procedure?


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