Steps if possible to migrate 2008 32 bit print server to 2016 server

We currently have our print server running on server 2008 32Bit and we need to migrate it.
So can we migrate from 2008 32 bit the print server data to 2016 and if so, is there a good document showing the steps needed?
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Scott SilvaNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Not sure if it is possible unless you use commercial software like PrinterLogic's...

How many printers? You might just have to add the new server and recreate each printer one at a time, and then migrate users...

You might also get away with renaming the new server to the old one as long as ALL printers were identically named, and you set users to allow driver installs you might have fairly seamless...
there is no direct upgrade path available from 32 bit OS to 64 bit OS and all server editions from 2008 R2 are coming under 64 bit only

You can build new 2016 server, install all share printers, provide required groups print permissions and then swap hostnames
vmichAuthor Commented:
I know there is no upgrade from 2008 32 bit to 2016 for the OS all I was checking on is there a way to build the new 2016 server and then migrate the print server information over to the 2016 server...
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how many printers you have?
vmichAuthor Commented:
40 printers
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Is Group Policy being used to deliver the printers to designated users via OU membership (GPO Linked and Enforced)?

That's how we deliver printers.

So, the simplest thing would be to follow this step-by step on TechNet.

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vmichAuthor Commented:
I guess these steps will work from 2008 to 2016 correct
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
AFAIK they should work to 2016 too. Make sure the destination server OS has been set up with the Print Services Role prior to running the migration.
vmichAuthor Commented:
So, the simplest thing would be to follow this step-by step on TechNet.
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Yes. :)
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