Our existing print server for our 8 printers is a Win 2003 server that is slowly being decommissioned. We want to move print services off this server but we want to move them to the right place. I don't want to make the domain controller a print server, nor do I want to use any of the other existing Windows Server 2008 R2 application servers. There are 2 other Windows Server 2003 machines that could be used.
Would a dedicated Hyper-V instance running Windows Server 2008 R2 be a waste of a Windows Server 2008 R2 license?
It seems to me that a lot of companies in our position run print services on the nearest piece of scrap instead. What are the main advantages to putting the services on Windows Server 2008 R2?