Moving Printer server from one server to another

I am working with a company right now that is in process of decommission their SBS2008.

The next phase of the project is moving the print server to another box, and it seems pretty straight forward.  One question, when you move it with the wizard what happens to the installed printers at the workstation do they get their ip address re-located or do they have to be re-installed?


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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You should be OK (possibly depending on the particular printers). We moved printers from a Server 2003 machine to a new Server 2012 domain controller some weeks back and printers did not have to be reinstalled at the workstation.

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To John's point how are the printers deployed? GPO/gpp or a login script?
The only issue that should be maintained is the driver versions. And to include both x86, x64 in mixed environments.
RickArnoldAuthor Commented:
Neither no logon script or GP
If the printers are manually added by users or admins on initial setup, you should consider using GPO/GPP to deploy the new while using the rundll32.exe printui utility to remove the old print server printers from users/computers.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Neither no logon script or GP  <-- Then they should move over fine. Ours did - no issue
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