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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 the 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 p.j.hutchison In reply to Windows 2003 Server

When we migrated from Netware 5.1 (we used IPX printing) we did it all manually, we gave all our printers reserved IP addresses on our DHCP servers. Then we installed the driver on the Windows 2003 server using the IP addresses reserved.
For users, we use VBS login scripts so users get the printers depending on which groups in Active Directory that are in.
Location information can be stored in the printer objects stored either with the driver properties or in AD in AD Users and Computers.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Windows 2003 Server

Thusly:
How to add printers with no user interaction in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/18**05/en-us

check out 'group policy' and 'ad security best practices' imho

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