I have a Windows 2003 print server that I need to retire, but I need to migrate the print queues off of it first onto another Win2k3 server. I have found some information on migrating, but it all seems to have to do with duplicating the print queue settings. I want to figure out the most transparent way to deploy the new print queues to my clients.
Right now, the clients all have their print queues configured manually. I don't really care too much about removing the old queues, though I wouldn't say no to doing that. I just want to automatically add the new queues. It seemed to me that a GPO would be the way to go, but I've never set one up before. (I'm a Unix admin forced into dealing with Windows.) Every piece of documentation I've seen about print queue GPOs seems to reference things that simply don't exist.
Print Management Step-by-Step Guide refers to a "Print Management" option that might be in Adminstrative Tools or might be an MMC plugin. It exists in neither place on my print server. The print server role was activated ages ago, and there's no "Update this role" option as referenced in that document. I tried activating it on a different server, and it didn't appear there, either. (That document also says: "Installing Print Management is accomplished by adding or updating the print server role. Note that the computer on which Print Management is installed does not need to be a print server." Of course, you can't add the print server role without sharing a locally-attached printer, so I'm not sure how that statement isn't oxymoronic.)
I also found Microsoft referencing a program called PushPrinterConnections.exe, but I can't find anywhere that that program exists.
Basically, after two or three total failures in Microsoft documentation, I've given up and am asking in hopes that someone else actually knows how to do it.