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    Printer Server

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    I am planning on installing a new printer server. Can anyone recommend a spec for me or a tool i could use?

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    How many printers are you looking to serve?

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    Whats your current network set up (RM/Vanilla/Windows if so which flavour)?

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    We are looking at 22 printer queues and growing

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    Whats the current primary server OS?

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    Its a server 2003

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    What spec, whats it currently doing and how many clients are you serving from it, what other servers do you also have?

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    Current spec 3Ghz 1Gb

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    Doing what for how many clients?

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    Its a printer server for 22 queues and growing with abourt 100 clients

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    Dual/quad core 2/2.2 with 4gb ram and server 2008 r2 would be a good start with plenty of capacity.

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    We would like to stick to server 2003 if poss as all our other servers are 2003 and we going to run a server 2008 test bed in the near future.

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    In which case server 2003 R2 so you can use GPO's to deploy the printers. (might be worth buying as a 2008 r2 License and using it backwards so you are ready licensed when you come to upgrade.

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    I've not used it, but this should allow you to transfer your existing printer queues from the old printer server.

    http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsServ...grator3.1.mspx

    I think personally I would recreate them all again manually as this would allow you to ensure you have the latest drivers etc installed - it all depends on how much time you have for the switch over I guess.

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    Don't need much for print queues unless you are running something like pcounter. For just the q's then we run 42 q's on a single virtual machine with 1 x 2.8Ghz cpu and 2Gb RAM, copes no problem.



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