There are a lot of administrators that need to maintain a highly available Print Server running on Windows Server 2003 RTM/SP1/R2/SP2 Failover Clusters
Hopefully with this series of blog posts, you will be able to create a solid printing environment where you can maintain close to 99.99% uptime* and have good performance during a move or failover.
I’m going to be assuming that you have already have either built a brand new Windows Server 2003 Print Failover Cluster or are migrating from a Windows 2000 Server Print Failover Cluster.**
Personally, I prefer that you build a brand new O.S. instead of migrating, this provides you to start fresh. All you have to do is migrate the actual print queues.
After you have built it, I hope that you have it optimized per:
- 895092 Recommended hotfixes for Windows Server 2003-based server clusters
- 923830 Recommended hotfixes for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1- based server clusters
- 935640 Recommended hotfixes for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2-based server clusters