Remove or change shared TCP/IP printer on W2k server
Posted on 2006-06-28
I have a printer shared and listed in Active Directory on my Windows 2000 server. I need to change the printer name and / or share name but would like to have the clients currently connected to the printer automatically update to the new printer info and keep their connection.
My experience in the past is that this kind of change will cause the clients to retain a listing of the printer with its old info and show it as "unavailable" or "unable to connect". Also, some clients will have the new printer automatically added, while others will not. There are no group policy settings that I have set that should be creating these differences.