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Download Free Citrix / Terminal Services Users Printer Session Migration Tool – PRTSRVCHG


PRTSRVCHG is a command-line utility to assist the ease of remapping network printer paths for individual clients after a print server has been migrated to a new server, with a new name. When an administrator uses the PRINTMIG utility to move printer shares from one server to another server with a new name, and printer shares are retained, the hardest task is to search the individual users list of connected printers, and remap all printers to the new server. PRTSRVCHG makes this process easier by automatically replacing the old server name with the new one when the utility is run within a user session.

This utility was written to replace the command CHGPRINT.EXE formerly found in the MS Windows Resource Kit. This utility does not require a text file to translate printer paths, instead, it simply replaces the old servername with the new servername in the appropriate registry entries.  This tool could be simply run from the command line at any time in a user session, or added into a logon script.


PRTSRVCHG Old_Servername New_Servername [/?]

  Old_Servername – Old name of Print Server.

  New_Servername – New name of Print Server

  /?       – show this help file

E.G. PRTSRVCHG Server1 Server2This command will remap any printer within a client session that currently

points to Server1 (e.g. \Server1Dept_PRN1) to Server2 (e.g. \Server2Dept_PRN1).

Although written for Terminal Server and Citrix environments, this application will function on non-TS/Citrix workstations and servers.

This application has been tested on the following platforms:

  • Windows 2003 Server SP1
  • Windows 2003 Server SP1 w/ Citrix PS 4.0
  • Windows 2003  Server SP1 (Terminal Server Application Mode)
  • Windows 2000  Server SP4
  • Windows 2000  Server SP4 w/ Citrix MF XP
  • Windows 2000  Server SP4 (Terminal Server Application Mode)
  • Windows 2000  Server SP4 w/ Citrix MF 1.8
  • Windows XP Professional (domain member)

This utility is FREEWARE and was written by Warren Simondson of Ctrl-Alt-Del IT Consultancy, Australia. www.ctrl-alt-del.com.au

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