Solved XP to XP Printer Migration

December 8, 2012 at 07:51:23
Specs: Windows XP
Hello,

Is there a way to migrate XP network printer settings and drivers from one machine to another?

I've been struggling with this issue for a while. I think the problem is because the printers are not located on a server, so I have to connect to them through a local TCP/IP port.

This is a pain, because I have 500 PCs that are being replaced, and I have to manually connect at least five printers to each PC individually. This is really slowing down the process.

I tried using the File and Settings Transfer Wizard, but nothing gets moved over.

I also considered USMT, but the documention I've found on the web only refers to XP to Win7 migrations.

Please advise on any scripts, utilities, etc. that I can run to help make this task a lot easier and faster.

Thanks for your replies...


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#1
December 10, 2012 at 00:10:49
✔ Best Answer
Check your procedure here.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/293118

Files and Settings Are Lost When You Use the Transfer Wizard
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307869

HOW TO: Use the Files & Settings Transfer Wizard By Using the Win XP CD
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=...
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_...

HOW TO: Use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard with a Wizard Disk
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306187

How to Troubleshoot Issues with the User State Migration Tool and the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=...


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#2
December 14, 2012 at 18:50:34
My personal opinion is you'd be much better off managing your printers by using a Print Server. Only one system to maintain, and you could create batch files for user to run to add the necessary printers to their profiles.

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