Download Microsoft (R) Windows (TM) Printer Migrator 3.1, placing PRINTMIG.EXE into a folder that is in your path.
When you type PRINTMIG /?, you see:
Copyright (C) 1997-2002 Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved usage: PRINTMIG \[options\] \[server\] \[-?\] Display this message \[-b\] Backup - followed by CAB file name \[-r\] Restore - followed by CAB file name \[-l\] Attempt to convert LPR Ports to SPM \[-i\] Suppress warning popups. Info still written to log file. If server is not specified then the local machine is implied. Example command line to restore an existing config to a server: printmig -r d:\print\ps1.cab \\prt-srvr1 Example command line to backup a server to the specified file: printmig -b "\\filesrv\store\print server 2.cab" \\prt-srvr2The default behavior of Restore ( -r) in Print Migrator 3.1 is to add the printer data to the existing data of the target sever.
To retire a PrtSvr1, adding its' printer data to an existing print server PrtSvr2:
1. Open a CMD.EXE prompt on your workstation.
2. Backup PrtSvr1 using:
PRINTMIG -b PrtSvr1.cab \\PrtSvr1
3. Retire PrtSvr1.
4. Restore PrtSvr1.cab to PrtSvr2 using:
PRINTMIG -r PrtSvr1.cab \\PrtSvr2
NOTE: If you goal was to configure PrtSvr2 to only have the printers for PrtSvr1, then run Cleanspl.exe before you run PRINTMIG -r PrtSvr1.cab \\PrtSvr2