Re: question on Virtualizing a print server

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Subject: Re: question on Virtualizing a print server
Posted by:  Marcin (marcin@community.nospam)
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009

As long as the printers (print queues), their parameters/permissions and
drivers are identical between both servers, then this should be


"C C" <someo…> wrote in message
> Hello.  We have an aging windows 2000 box which serves as our print server
> (only).  There are some 20 to 30 printers that it shares in our domain.
> We have created a virtual machine to replace it (VMWare).  My co-admin
> downloaded something from Microsoft to copy all the printers and drivers
> from it to the virtual machine.  Basically, the VM is ready to go.
> My question is, to implement the new VM is it just a matter of renaming
> the print server to something else and renaming the VM to the same name as
> the print server?  We want this to be transparent to all users so that we
> don't have to go around and change each workstations' printer settings.
> Thanks in advance for your help.


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question on Virtualizing a print server posted by C C on Mon, 13 Apr 2009