Re: question on Virtualizing a print server

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Subject: Re: question on Virtualizing a print server
Posted by:  Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS] (meiw…
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009

Hello C,

I would use Printmigrator, assuming that's the tool you talk about, then
rename the machines and bring the printers back.

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
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> 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