?
Solved

Best way to Update Windows Server 2012 Print Server

Posted on 2014-04-15
3
Medium Priority
?
471 Views
Last Modified: 2014-05-18
Hello Experts,
 
I have a Server 2012 setup with Print Managment, I have about 200 Printers all using the Ricoh Universal PCL6 driver.  I need to update the driver to the newest Version, which means all 200 Printers will be updated at once.
 
What is the best and correct procedure to update them all? So far i've been disabling the NIC and updating one of the Printers which causes all the other ones to update.  Then after that i turn the NIC back on.  Turning off NIC so people can't lock a file and the driver dosn't talk to each and every printer to make the update faster.
 
Is there a wizard or something to make it better and easier without loosing any custom settings?

Thank you!
0
Comment
Question by:MemorialIT
[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
3 Comments
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
Brad Bouchard earned 2000 total points
ID: 40002347
I haven't had experience with that many printers, but from this link:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732946.aspx#BKMK_UpdateDrivers

... you're doing exactly as they describe except you've found a neat little trick in taking it offline while doing it.  I'd say if it isn't giving you any trouble to keep doing that.  There is no real "best and correct" procedure.
0
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:hdhondt
ID: 40073014
This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.
0

Featured Post

Does Your Cloud Backup Use Blockchain Technology?

Blockchain technology has already revolutionized finance thanks to Bitcoin. Now it's disrupting other areas, including the realm of data protection. Learn how blockchain is now being used to authenticate backup files and keep them safe from hackers.

Question has a verified solution.

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

The following article is comprised of the pearls we have garnered deploying virtualization solutions since Virtual Server 2005 and subsequent 2008 RTM+ Hyper-V in standalone and clustered environments.
Recently, I was assigned the task of performing a hardware refresh in the datacenter. The previous Windows 2008 systems were connected to the SAN via fiber channel HBA’s and among other thing, had PowerPath installed in order to provide sufficient f…
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to use Boot Corrector from Paragon Rescue Kit Free to identify and fix the boot problems of Windows 7/8/2012R2 etc. As an example is used Windows 2012R2 which lost its active partition flag (often happen…
In an interesting question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29008360/) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to split a single image into multiple images. The primary usage for this is to place many photographs on a flatbed scanner…
Suggested Courses

770 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