Back Up Printer Configurations

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 18 May 2005 / Last Updated on 18 May 2005]

Protect your print servers by backing up their printer configurations.

Another use for Print Migrator besides migrating NT printers to Windows 2000/2003 and consolidating multiple print servers into a single print server is to use this free tool to back up the configurations of your network printers. This can be a lifesaver should you ever accidentally delete a printer or make a configuration change to a printer and forget what you did. In such an event, all you nee to do is start Print Migrator on your print server, select Action --> Restore, select the backed-up printer configuration, and click Open without specifying a target IP address. This will restore the saved configuration to the local machine and restore things to the way they were before.

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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