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Migrating a Print Server onto Active Directory

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#1 tenz


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:53 AM

So i am currently readying an AD environment for ~200 Users.  We have the DCs and all that set up and working no prob. I currently have a print server (2008 R2 Standard) sharing printers via SMB over the existing workgroup infrastructure. 


Is it as easy as joining the print server to the domain in order to share the printers through AD as opposed to SMB? Or are there other steps to make the printers visible as AD objects?

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:51 PM

You can easily "publish" the printers in AD with a couple of clicks. Really that only helps you find them more easily - you still use them over the same SMB connection. Worth doing anyhow.

Edited by x64, 23 July 2013 - 12:51 PM.

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