PRINTBRM.exe – Windows CMD Command

Print queue Backup/Recovery/Migration.

PrintBRM is not be included in the Windows PATH but will be found at %Windir%\System32\spool\tools\printbrm.exe

In Windows 2008 PrintBRM replaces the old Win 2003 PrintMig utility, it is backward compatible with 2003.
in Windows Server 2012 PrintBRM supports both v3 and v4 print drivers and can backup to.CAB files greater than 2 GB.

Get a list of all printer share names for a print server: net view \\printserv1

PrintBRM can be run over the network to remote servers, but the Print$ share must exist on both the source and target server and the Remote Registry Service must be running.

If you move printers to a different domain, use the -NoACL parameter to prevent the restoration of the print queue’s ACLs.

A backup or export operation using PrintBRM produces a compressed file that is used for the restore or import operation. This includes XML files for drivers, forms, port monitors, ports, printers, spooler directories. These details can be edited by using the -d option to unpack the file to XML, edit the files and then repack into a modified export file.

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