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Deleting Network Printers

Posted on 2004-08-12
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My company has migrated from a windows NT server to a windows 2003 server system.  Many of the clients had connections to shared printers from the old server.  When I try to delete these old printers, I get an error message that says that I cannot delete the printer because the server is unavailable.  This is going to be a problem because that server will not be online anymore.  Does anybody know how to remove networked printers without having the computer that shared them available?
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by:kristinaw
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Larry,

What type of login scripting do you use? It would be easy to add a 'delprinterconnection' command in a kix logon script. it still seems odd to me that you it won't let you delete the printer.

kris.
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by:RobWaite
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Log on the domin and on as a workgroup and try deleting the printers.

Failing that, log on locally as administator and do the same. I had this problem and i fixed it using one of the above methods.
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by:larry_atkins
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We are using scripts as we did with the NT domain.  Some printers are able to be deleted, but not all of them.  For one reason or another we are using a canon ir600 and a HP designjet 450c that cannot be deleted without a server connection.  I figured that it would be easy to do by just right clicking the printer and then deleting, but that has not been the case.
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by:RobWaite
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Sorry, my last post should have started....

Log OFF the domin............
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