Print Server Recommendations

We are currently using Server 2003 currently as our Printer Server in our Windows 2008 Active Directory domain. We have about 75 networked printers. We are looking to move off of Server 2003 but have not had any luck with running a printer server on Server 2008. Has anybody had luck with Server 2008 or 2012? Is there any type of Print Server appliance that I am not finding online?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
What kind of "luck" are you looking for?  Windows 2008, 2008R2, 2012, 2012R2 all work great as a print server.

You have to have printers that are supported by those platforms though... Are your printers more than 10 years old?
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
And you should expect problems with ANYTHING that's out of support - that includes 2003 and XP.  It can be tricky loading 32 bit drivers on a 64 bit print server, but if you're running MODERN systems, then that issue isn't an issue in most cases since most systems are 64 bit.
Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.Commented:
I have used both 2008R2 and 2012R2 for printer servers. Like Lee said, everything will have problems - especially with architecture drivers.

Management can be made a lot simpler if you use universal print drivers instead of model specific drivers. For example, use the HP universal print driver for all of your HP printers.

I find that using one method of printer deployment makes the whole process easier as well. I prefer Group Policy Preferences for this. If needed, here is a guide you can use: http://deployhappiness.com/deploying-printers-with-group-policy-preferences/

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