Error with printmig 3.1 from W2K Cluster to 2K3 Cluster

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Mathieu EMERY, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. Hello,

    I'm looking for some help please ;)

    I'm actually migrating a W2K clustered print server to a 2003 clustered
    print server.
    I followed the white paper on how to create the 2003 print server cluster
    and all is working as intended.

    Now i'm trying to use printmig 3.1 to backup printer informations from the
    old cluster and restore them on the new one.

    So from one of the node of the old cluster, I use printmig, I change target
    to connect the cluster and then backup. AFAIK the backup looks ok.

    After, from one of the node of the new cluster, I use printmig, I change
    target to connect the cluster and then I try to restore but I get
    systematicaly this error :
    FAILURE: Can't restore to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Printmig
    Printmig end soon after this error without restoring.

    I changed the maxRPCSize key to 0xFFFFFFFF, verified that remote registry
    service is running, changed permissions on HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Printmig
    so that everyone has full control. That on both node of the new cluster.

    Am I wrong somewhere ?

    Thanks by advance for your help


    Mathieu EMERY, Nov 29, 2007
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  2. Hello again,

    I finally made it !
    The problem seems to be related to the backup, wich is done remotely because
    the source server is a cluster. The path stored in the cab file looks like
    Servername\admin$\system32\spool\... So when the backup is restored on
    another server, it keeps the "Servername\admin$" part and this cause the
    "FAILURE: Can't restore to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Printmig" simply because
    the program doens't find the files (the path stored in the cab file of normal
    servers is C\windows\system32\spool\...).
    So i just had to extract the cab, modifiy the path then recreate a new cab
    and it worked.
    I hope this could help.

    Mathieu EMERY, Dec 18, 2007
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