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Need to find old name of printer before renamed -- we have backups

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We renamed our printers on the server and now the database can't print correctly.   We have backups going back several days, but I'm not sure where to look for the printers.

Where are these objects stored in the directory structure?  Or is it in the registry?

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The share name are stored in the registry under this key:

SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Shares
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Indeed, but it looks like the full references are stored under:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Printers
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you need the share name for the network printer btw.. the real name is not really important..
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Well, I figured out my own problem in the mean time.  I will aware some points to Yan West for his partial answer.

Here is the rest of the story:

To open the backed-up registry hive, use regedt32.  (regedit will not provide you this ability.)
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