201X - Print Server migration/fault/DR management

If you want manage Windows 200X/201X print server fault and relative DR (without having to reconfigure all clients) you have to proceed in this way:

  1. Create a properly DNS alias (on DC) pointing to old print server 
    for example: PrintersMilan

  2. Configure a new print server. (201X)

  3. Export all printers on old print server.

    2003 migration - How to migrate print server from 2003 server to 2008/2008 R2/2012

  4. Import previous printer queues on new Server:

    2003 migration - How to migrate print server from 2003 server to 2008/2008 R2/2012

  5. To avoid below error trying to add new printers (using DNS Alias):

    \\PrintersMilan\







  6. On old and new server you must add this register key:

    reg add HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print /v DnsOnWire /t REG_DWORD /d 1



  7. Restart Print spooler service:


  8. On your PC add new printers and check that is working properly (you still are pointing to old print server)
    \\PrintersMilan\

  9. Change DNS Alias PrintersMilan (on your DC) to point new print server.

  10. If everything is working fine DR and print server fault management was succesfully done

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Tuning - Patch My PC

In previously years I used several tools to check no O.S. software updates.

Unfortunately FileHippo App Manager is no longer working fine as in the past.

So I found that Patch My Pc Updater is working excellently, user interface is not so easy but, after you configured properly it work very fine.

About Enterprise companies easily extend Microsoft Configuration Manager to deploy and patch an extensive list of third-party applications.

About SCCM here they are old blog articles

https://www.alessandromazzanti.com/search/label/SCCM%202012


Here it is lifewire article where are indicated similar software.

11 Best Free Software Updater Programs

https://www.lifewire.com/free-software-updater-programs-2625200

Freeware - ebook Reader - Adobe Digital Editions

If you need to open ebook using computer, Apple and Android devices Adobe Digital Editions is freeware and it work fine.

Here it is relative link