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Backup and Restore printers

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Anonymous
May 20, 2004 2:18:42 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

Hi,

I have a print server that only serves printers. I don't want to have to
keep backups of the C drive over and over again because I can rebuild it
in about 40 minutes from a bootable CD.

However, I'd like to be able to restore the printer definitions (ports,
monitors, settings, shares etc) in the event that I had to rebuild the
server.

Is there any way to do this?

--
Gerry Hickman (London UK)
Anonymous
May 20, 2004 11:43:20 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

Hi Gerry

You need to take a look at the PrintMig utility, which you can download from
the Microsoft site. It's a great little tool.

Hope this helps

Oli


"Gerry Hickman" <gerry666uk@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I have a print server that only serves printers. I don't want to have to
> keep backups of the C drive over and over again because I can rebuild it
> in about 40 minutes from a bootable CD.
>
> However, I'd like to be able to restore the printer definitions (ports,
> monitors, settings, shares etc) in the event that I had to rebuild the
> server.
>
> Is there any way to do this?
>
> --
> Gerry Hickman (London UK)
Anonymous
May 21, 2004 12:27:31 AM

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Oli Restorick [MVP] wrote:

> You need to take a look at the PrintMig utility, which you can download from
> the Microsoft site. It's a great little tool.

Thanks Oli,

Yes, I found this today (in the end). It wasn't easy. I'd read in an
earlier PrintMig white paper that it "backed up the whole server". I
took this to mean everything - not just the printers!

I now read the more recent 3.1 docs and it looks like exactly what I've
been looking for.

--
Gerry Hickman (London UK)
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