Print Server Migration Utility

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

Windows NT Server Resource Kit Supplement 3 or later includes printmig.exe utility that will give you the capability to backup and restore printer and print queue definitions from one NT 4.0 server to another. The print migration utility backs up all print queues, printer ports, print drivers, and printer shares in cabinet file format to the file:

<%Systemroot%>\System32\Spool\Pm\pm.cab

Printmig saves the current print server status to a file named pm.log in the same directory.

Printer Migrator backs up the following ports: HP network ports, Lexmark MarkVision port monitor (IP/Data Link Control--DLC), HP Jet Admin, Line Print Remote (LPR) ports, local ports, Digital network ports, and the Macintosh AppleTalk port monitor.

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