How to: Move network printer from desktop to print server?

By cmfvulcanius ·
Hey everyone, I currently have a network printer I'm running that was installed on my desktop PC. The printer is going to replace another printer that recently died. How do I go about migrating the printer from my desktop PC to the print server? I don't want to printer to be unusable every time I shut down. I am in a domain, the desktop is Windows XP Pro SP2, and the server is Windows 2000 SP4.

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Add printer wizard

by netwrk_admn In reply to How to: Move network prin ...

Your printer should have an ethernet jack and connected to your network for this to work perfectly. If all the services are running as they should you can walk through the add printer wizard on your Windows 2000 server. You will have to make sure you can access the printer's configuration page and assign it an IP before running the wizard. Other than that, assign it the correct drivers and add it to your domain.

Then you jump on the Win XP SP2 computer and map it accordingly. You can also run a simple script in your network via GP with 'start <domain>\<sharename>'.

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