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Migrating a Print Server Configuration Between Windows NT 4.0 Servers Without Reinstalling the Printer on Each

Article ID: 255187

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition

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This article explains how to migrate a print server configuration between Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0-based computers without having to reinstall the printer.


Use the Printmig.exe utility from Windows NT 4.0 Resource Kit Supplement 3 to first back up the print server configuration on the current print server and then restore the configuration to the other Windows NT Server 4.0-based computer.

You cannot use the Printmig.exe utility to migrate a print server configuration between Windows NT 3.51-based computers or from a Windows NT 3.51-based computer to a Windows NT 4.0-based computer because the two versions use different print subsystems.

For additional information using the Printmig.exe utility, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

214795 How to Back Up and Restore a Print Server Configuration

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