If all you need is to backup/restore, clone or migrate existing printers:
Often the printer configurations of existing computers need to be cloned to other computers, or restored after reinstalling Windows.
In those cases, a backup/export and restore/import with Microsoft’s PrintMig 3.1 may be the best (and easiest) solution.
Though earlier versions of PrintMig were GUI only, version 3.1 can also be run without user interaction from the command line or in a batch file:
Microsoft (R) Windows (TM) Printer Migrator 3.1 Copyright (C) 1997-2002 Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved usage: PRINTMIG [options] [server] [-?] Display this message [-b] Backup - followed by CAB file name [-r] Restore - followed by CAB file name [-l] Attempt to convert LPR Ports to SPM [-i] Suppress warning popups. Info still written to log file. If server is not specified then the local machine is implied. Example command line to restore an existing config to a server: printmig -r d:\print\ps1.cab \\prt-srvr1 Example command line to backup a server to the specified file: printmig -b "\\filesrv\store\print server 2.cab" \\prt-srvr2