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Print Server Migration Question

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  • Hello everyone, I have questions on migrating my print server. We currently use an 08 R2 server and I want to upgrade to 12 R2. I've found good articles on how to migrate print drivers and queues etc from 08 R2 to 12 R2 like this one:

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/canitpro/2013/06/16/step-by-step-migrating-print-servers-from-windows-server-2008-to-windows-server-2012/

    What none of the articles really talk about it what happens after you migrate. I am assuming no magic happens and your original server just stays running and its all good. When you want to switch over, after you have tested your important printers on the new server, you would simply power down the production print server, change the new servers Name and IP to the old one and your good to go. Is that the case or am I missing something? Will doing this cause everyone with shared printers to have to re-download drivers etc?

    If you've done this, any tips would be great.

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 3:57 PM

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  • Hi,

    Please check the driver version between WS08R2 and WS12R2 in print management.

    Best Regards,

    Frank


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    Wednesday, June 27, 2018 6:23 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,

    Frank

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    Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:04 AM
  • Thanks, I will check on that when I do it. The original print server continues to function until I rename and change the IP of the new one to match right? Will users have to re-install shared printers or download new drivers mapped so I do this?

    Thursday, June 28, 2018 9:12 PM
  • Hi,

    In general, it won't happen if you rename and change the IP of the new one and retire the old one.

    Best Regards,

    Frank


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    Friday, June 29, 2018 10:26 AM