How to copy printer settings from one 64-bit Win 7 Pro PC to another
Posted on 2014-09-13
I will be setting up c. 50 new Windows 7 Professional 64-bit PC's at a client over the next few weeks. These will be replacing the same number of existing Win XP Pro 32-bit PC's. My question is: What is the easiest way to duplicate printer settings and drivers from one Win 7 Pro 64-bit PC to another? I'll be setting up the firm's printers on the first Win 7 64-bit PC, and would then like to duplicate those printer setups to all new Windows 7 PC's as I configure and roll them out. Previously, when the environment was XP Pro 32-bit, I used Microsoft's Printer Migrator 3.1 utility, which lets you save a PC's complete printer setup, including drivers, print settings and ports, to a single export file, and then import that file to another PC, restoring all ports, drivers, and printer settings in one shot. Unfortunately, the Printer Migrator utility doesn't work in a 64-bit environment. Is there an equivalent utility out there for duplicating local printer setups and settings from one PC to another for Win 7 64-bit? Note that there are no printer servers at this location, so solutions that focus on duplicating or migrating printer servers from one system to another will not be useful for this, There are c. 8 network printers around the office, both HP and Ricoh, and the printer setups on each PC are configured to print to the various printers at their IP addresses using Standard TCP ports.
Thanks in advance.