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Migrating print queues from Server 2008 R2 to Server 2016 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a 2008 R2 server that has 340 print queues shared on a domain.

    I am being asked to replace this server with a 2016 server, and looking for advice on doing this, what to avoid, any pitfalls, etc.

    If I export using the Print Management tool, export printers to a file, will I be able to import them in 2016 without losing settings?

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018 3:12 PM

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  • Hi,

    Thanks for your post in our forum.

    As I know, we can migrate printers from windows server 2008/2008 r2 to windows server 2012, and migrate printers from windows server 2012 to windows server 2016, and the steps are the same.

    According to my understanding, we can migrate the printer server from windows server 2008 r2 to windows server 2016.

    Step-by-Step: Migrating Print Servers from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2012

    How to Migrate Print Services from Server 2012 to Server 2016

    Hope above information can help you.

    Thanks for your understanding and support.

    Best Regards,

    Otto Wang 


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    • Proposed as answer by otto wang Friday, October 26, 2018 8:10 AM
    • Marked as answer by Alan MorrisEditor Monday, October 29, 2018 12:56 PM
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 2:12 AM
  • Hi,

    Just checking in to see if the information provided was helpful. Please let us know if you would like further assistance.

    Best Regards,

    Otto Wang


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    Friday, October 26, 2018 8:10 AM
  • Hello. Just wondering if you were successful in migrating print server from 2008r2 direct to 2016?  I have similar scenario.

    Thursday, September 5, 2019 9:56 PM
  • Hi Otto, are you saying you have to migrate from 2008 to a 2012 box and THEN from said 2012 box to 2016? In other words you cannot migrate directly from 2008 to 2016?

    Friday, January 3, 2020 3:15 PM
  • You can go from 2008R2 direct to 2019, export then import.

    Ben

    Monday, January 6, 2020 2:18 AM