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  • Blog Post: PRN: Printer Migration / Backup / Recovery

    PRINTER MIGRATION / BACKUP / RECOVERY Description: Most Administrators are familiar with the Printer Migration tool (PRINTMIG.EXE). This tool has been retired and is no longer supported by Microsoft. The Printer Migration Wizard (PRINTBRMUI.EXE) and the PRINTBRM.EXE command-line tool were introduced...
  • Blog Post: Installing cross-architectural print drivers from the server locally

    Hello Everyone. This is Digvijay once again with a new blog post about my favorite component – Printing. Since the release of Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 there have been several times where we get calls from the customers saying that they have built a new 64-bit 2008 or a 2008 R2 print...
  • Blog Post: Cross-Architecture print server migrations: Speeding up the migration process

    Hello everyone, it’s been a long time! Today we’ll discuss about cross-architecture print server migrations. With the current and future line of windows servers moving exclusively to x64 architecture, cross-architecture print server migrations is inevitable. Migrating print servers within...
  • Blog Post: Migrating Print Queues quickly using PRINTBRM, configuration files, and the Generic/Text Only Driver

    Good morning AskPerf! Digvijay here to chat about print server migration. All server admins have probably had an opportunity to migrate print servers. This process can be fast and easy when migrating between the same versions of operating systems; and can be done with a bit of effort moving between Operating...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2: PrintBRM

    Happy Friday everyone!  Welcome to Day Nine of our Launch Series for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.  We’re continuing on with Printing today – specifically a look at PrintBRM.  PrintBRM was introduced in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 as the replacement for the PrintMig utility...
  • Blog Post: Print driver installation on 32-bit versus 64-bit servers

    This is in continuation of the topic discussed by John Dickson in his blog post entitled Installing Windows Vista Print Drivers on Windows Server 2003 http://blogs.technet.com/askperf/archive/2008/09/19/installing-windows-vista-print-drivers-on-windows-server-2003.aspx With advancing technology and...
  • Blog Post: Two Minute Drill: PRINTBRM and the Configuration File

    Good Morning AskPerf! My name is Bernd Högen and I am a Platforms Escalation Engineer in Germany. As we discussed in a previous post , PRINTBRM.EXE is the replacement for the now-retired PrintMig 3.1 utility. PRINTBRM.EXE is located in the %systemroot%\System32\Spool\Tools folder on Windows Vista...
  • Blog Post: Why PrintMig 3.1 is Retired

    Hey folks, it’s Yong Rhee once more.  Today’s post is a short, but an important one for Print Server administrators.  If you’ve ever administered a Print Server, the chances are that you’ve probably had to perform a print server migration as well.  Whether that migration is to a Windows...