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Windows 2003 Print Server

By GJ2008 ·
We are looking to move from a Netware and NDPS print infrastructure towards a Windows 2003 print infrastructure. What?s the best way to do this?

Is there a migration tool or a quick method for doing this or would we need to rebuild the servers, install and configure Windows 2003 and then setup all the printers on the server?

Also, at present we use Iprint which provides a graphical interface giving the location of each printer e.g. which room the printer is located in. What tool can we use instead of this in the Windows environment to provide the same information? Can this be done by Windows 2003 itself?

Many thanks

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by lowlands In reply to Windows 2003 Print Server

We did the same thing, migrate print for netware to W2K3.
There are some MS migration tools that might be helpful. Print Migrator is one of them
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9B9F2925-CBC9-44DA-B2C9-FFDBC46B0B17&displaylang=en

You ask if there is a quick method or need to rebuild the servers. Not sure what you mean there. If you are looking to use the current hardware (for the novell servers) for 2003 servers. yes you'll have to rebuild. There's no upgrading.

If you can use Windows 2003 R2, that would be ideal. It comes with a centralized management utility for printing. Can be run on any XP workstation.

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