Error when exporting printers and drivers from Windows Server 2008 R2


I'm trying to copy the printers and drivers from a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine to another server. I went to the Print Management console and right clicked on Print Management, then clicked on Migrate Printers and exported the printers and drivers to a file and saved it on my desktop. Once the export was completed, I was given the following error:

Printbrm.exe (the Printer Migration Wizard or the command-line tool) failed to backup port WSD-xxxxxx. The backup process will continue, skipping this port. Error: 0x80070057. The parameter is incorrect.

I looked into the WSD port and it appears that it "makes devices Plug and Play through a network rather than requiring a USB cable." Will there be any issues on my new server if the port isn't backed up and I import the file on the new server? If so, is there a way to fix this issue?

asked on Server Fault Jul 29, 2019 by AndreasKralj

1 Answer


I really doubt, that you are using any WSD (Web Services on Devices) in your environment. Check in Print Management Console, if any of printers uses WSD port. If not – then, you’ll not have any issues on the new server.

answered on Server Fault Jul 31, 2019 by batistuta09

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