Migrating print server from 2003 to 2012

Hello Experts - I am attempting to upgrade a 2003 print server to 2012 using the Printer Migration Wizard.  The export goes well and indicates success but the import fails to actually bring the printers over.  I get the following errors for every single printer:

Printbrm.exe (the Printer Migration Wizard or the command-line tool) failed to restore print queue flr2_canon_C5045_ps. The restore process will continue, skipping this queue. Error: 0x80070706.


Printbrm.exe (the Printer Migration Wizard or the command-line tool) failed to restore print queue HP LaserJet 4100 Series PCL. The restore process will continue, skipping this queue. Error: 0x80070705.

Any ideas on why all 21 printers fail to import?
danbrown_IT ManagerAsked:
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
From 2003 to 2012 is a huge leap. One of the major pain points form the move from XP to Vista and why Vista got a bad reputation was printers. 2003 to 2008 is strikingly similar. And it is an issue that was never really fixed. The architecture differences are just too vast. In most cases a queue migration simply fails because the drivers are different enough that they can't be reconciled. 2008 and newer, including 2012, pre-renders all print jobs as XPS files, and all drivers support this. 2003 didn't, so many print jobs are just not in a state that 2012 can do anything with.

You are looking t likely just pausing the spooler on the old server, letting existing jobs complete and drain, then set up the printer with an empty queue on the new server (no real migration there.)  That means informing users of a small maintenance window per printer but it is a reliable method.

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danbrown_IT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thanks Cliff, my research shows the same info.  I wound up just installing everything manually.
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