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Print Server: Problem from NT to windows 2008 server environment

Posted on 2013-01-17
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Hi,

This is for Enterprise network. The original server or domain controller were at Windows NT. Now, Everything has been in Windows 2008 server; the Exchange also has been in Exchange 2010.

One of the problem, The Print Server is still at NT server
-      It used the NetGear (I am not sure which version) and I believe it is not compatible with the Windows 2008 server environment

My Questions: How to solve the problem of This Print Server? Any recommendation is greatly appreciated

Thank you

tjie
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I could only recommend to desomission Windows NT and set up a new print server. There are too many problems with Windows NT, you may need to set up WINS server for it.
There are no drivers for Windows NT, no software or security patches.
NT served you well for many years, it is time to upgrade to Windows server 2008 or 2012.
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OK, Decommision Windows NT
We use the Windows 2008 server as the Print server
What about the above Print server (Netgear); Can we still use it?
 I believe We do not need the print server (Netgear) anymore, right? We can use the Window 2008 server as the Print server, isnt it? What about if the Windows 2008 is also the Domain Controller? (Is it OK as a print server?). I am confused. Thanks
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You can use Windows 2008 as a print server, best to have it set up not on DC, but I have seen many installations with a print server role set up on a DC.
Keep in mind that print jobs will fill the print spooler, you may need to relocate it to another drive if you're low on space on the C drive.
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