Print Server Migration using Print Migrator 3.1

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Neil, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. Neil

    Neil Guest

    1. I am trying to setup print server on our new Win2K3 server and restore the
    print server cab file using Print Server Migrator 3.1 wizard (Old servers are
    Windows 2000 Advanced Servers). I am encountering the following problems.

    Kernel Drivers Blocked

    Warning: Kernel Mode drivers (version 2) are blocked on the target machine.
    Disable Kernel Mode driver blocking and re-run Printer Migrator. Ignoring
    this warning (Cancel button) will result in driver installation, but because
    they are kernel mode drivers – a serious problem with any dependent print
    queue could potentially bring down the system. Selecting OK will result in
    restore termination.

    Any thoughts?
    Neil, Jan 13, 2006
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  2. I'd recommend you find more recent drivers for your printer, but if this is
    not an option you may want to consider turning off the "Disallow
    installation of printers using kernel-mode drivers" policy.

    To do this, start gpedit.msc on the local machine, or create a GPO in Active
    Directory and then follow these steps:

    a. In the left pane, locate and then click the Computer
    Configuration\Administrative Templates\Printers folder.
    b. In the right pane, locate and then double-click Disallow installation of
    printers using kernel-mode drivers, click Disabled, and then click OK.

    Bear in mind that a badly-written kernel-mode printer driver can cause the
    entire server to crash.


    Oli Restorick [MVP], Jan 15, 2006
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  3. Neil

    Neil Guest

    Answer: I don't see Printers folder under Administrative Templates folder in
    Computer Configuration. (Note: I do not have SP1 on WIN2K3 box) would this be
    an addon in SP1?
    Neil, Jan 16, 2006
  4. Neil

    Neil Guest

    I am sorry about my previous reply. I did find it and I did disable that
    option. I will go ahead and try it now.
    Neil, Jan 16, 2006
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