Sys Admin

Replicating Printer Queues

Every now and again you stumble across a handy little tool that’s worth sharing with everyone else. In this case it’s Microsoft’s Print Migrator 3.1 that allows you to backup all print queue, driver and port information on one windows server into a CAB file and then restore it on another.

I currently use this for a client that uses two print servers for redundancy. They’re being feed from a UNIX system and one holds the even numbered queues and the other the odd. If one fell over the UNIX admins just alter their software to point at the working server. Each night the Migrator backs up the queues and new queues are created once and then copied over automagically.

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