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Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Inside Out by William R. Stanek

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Upgrading Windows NT 4 Print Servers to Windows Server 2003

Before upgrading a Windows NT 4 print server to Windows Server 2003, you should uninstall all printer drivers and reinstall the latest versions of those drivers for Windows Server 2003. The reason for doing this is to ensure that kernel-mode print drivers are replaced with user-mode drivers. Replacing these drivers ensures that print servers experience fewer Stop errors and improves print performance overall substantially.

A utility that helps you uninstall and replace kernel-mode printer drivers is available on the Windows Server 2003 distribution CD-ROM. This utility, called FixPrnSv, is located in the Printers\Fixprnsv folder. You must run this utility prior to upgrading from Windows ...

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