Migrating Print Queues quickly using PRINTBRM, configuration files, and the Generic/Text Only Driver

Good morning AskPerf! Digvijay here to chat about print server migration. All server admins have probably had an opportunity to migrate print servers. This process can be fast and easy when migrating between the same versions of operating systems; and can be done with a bit of effort moving between Operating Systems with different architecture… Read more

Cross-Architecture print server migrations: Speeding up the migration process

Hello everyone, it’s been a long time! Today we’ll discuss about cross-architecture print server migrations. With the current and future line of windows servers moving exclusively to x64 architecture, cross-architecture print server migrations is inevitable. Migrating print servers within servers of the same architecture is straightforward using printbrm; it is as simple as backup and… Read more

Installing cross-architectural print drivers from the server locally

  Hello Everyone. This is Digvijay once again with a new blog post about my favorite component – Printing. Since the release of Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 there have been several times where we get calls from the customers saying that they have built a new 64-bit 2008 or a 2008 R2 print… Read more

Print driver installation on 32-bit versus 64-bit servers

This is in continuation of the topic discussed by John Dickson in his blog post entitled Installing Windows Vista Print Drivers on Windows Server 2003 http://blogs.technet.com/askperf/archive/2008/09/19/installing-windows-vista-print-drivers-on-windows-server-2003.aspx With advancing technology and increasing demand for resources, many enterprises are now opting for 64-bit operating systems on their servers. The OS on the client machines could be either… Read more

Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2: PrintBRM

Happy Friday everyone!  Welcome to Day Nine of our Launch Series for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.  We’re continuing on with Printing today – specifically a look at PrintBRM.  PrintBRM was introduced in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 as the replacement for the PrintMig utility.  PrintBRM allows you to backup, restore and… Read more

PRN: Printer Migration / Backup / Recovery

PRINTER MIGRATION / BACKUP / RECOVERY Description:  Most Administrators are familiar with the Printer Migration tool (PRINTMIG.EXE).  This tool has been retired and is no longer supported by Microsoft.  The Printer Migration Wizard (PRINTBRMUI.EXE) and the PRINTBRM.EXE command-line tool were introduced to replace it.   Scoping the Issue:  When scoping issues concerning Printer Migration /… Read more

Why PrintMig 3.1 is Retired

Hey folks, it’s Yong Rhee once more.  Today’s post is a short, but an important one for Print Server administrators.  If you’ve ever administered a Print Server, the chances are that you’ve probably had to perform a print server migration as well.  Whether that migration is to a Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008… Read more