How to copy printers from a 2003 print server to another 2003 print server

Hi ALl,

I need to create a new 2003 print server . On the old printer server there are 220 printers plus drivers. I tried to use the prinmig.exe utility. It copied the printers, drivers, and ports and creatyed a cab file.

When I ran the utility on the target server, it showed like it was copying and displayed succsufully completed, but no printers were installed. Restarted the spooler, and rebooted the server but no printers were shown

Any help will be appreciated

Thanks
afsalehAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

NiabingiCommented:
try using Microsoft print management, install the admin pak and you should have it, add both servers to the print management console, then use it to export to file from the old server, then on the new server do a import.
0
RantCanSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
If you are going 32-bit to 32-bit, then you are good. If you are trying to move to 64-bit OS, expect trouble.
0
afsalehAuthor Commented:
Niabingi

I'm having issues installing the admin pack.
0
Cloud Class® Course: MCSA MCSE Windows Server 2012

This course teaches how to install and configure Windows Server 2012 R2.  It is the first step on your path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE).

NiabingiCommented:
Are you installing on your workstation win 7 or xp
0
afsalehAuthor Commented:
i'm installing it on the server it self
0
afsalehAuthor Commented:
Niabingi

My serers are windows 2003 stand edition. Will that makew a difference?
0
NiabingiCommented:
Don't install on server install on your workstation
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2003

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.