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Printer Removal Script

Posted on 2007-12-05
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I need to remove all network printers from everyone's machine. I know you can script a script to add network printers. Is there a way that you can write a script on log off to remove all network printers?
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by:michko
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This script includes a section to disconnect network printers:
http://www.tek-tips.com/faqs.cfm?fid=5798
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by:hmuser
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Im using as suggested

ON ERROR RESUME NEXT
Set WSHPrinters = WSHNetwork.EnumPrinterConnections
For LOOP_COUNTER = 0 To WSHPrinters.Count - 1 Step 2
If Left(WSHPrinters.Item(LOOP_COUNTER +1),2) = "\\" Then
WSHNetwork.RemovePrinterConnection WSHPrinters.Item
(LOOP_COUNTER +1),True,True
End If
wscript.quit

However i keep getting a Scrip Error saying Expected statement. Code 800A0400, Source Compilation error
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by:michko
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hmuser - sorry, don't know what is causing that error.  I've posted another questions asking for review of this script here:  http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Peripherals/Printers_Scanners/Q_23005909.html

We'll pick up another expert who can straighten it out for you.
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by:Kurt_Braeckmans
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I think that the step 2 gives the error (but I'm not sure)
So can you try this:




ON ERROR RESUME NEXT
Set WSHPrinters = WSHNetwork.EnumPrinterConnections
For LOOP_COUNTER = 0 To WSHPrinters.Count - 1 
If Left(WSHPrinters.Item(LOOP_COUNTER +1),2) = "\\" Then
WSHNetwork.RemovePrinterConnection WSHPrinters.Item
(LOOP_COUNTER +1),True,True
End If
wscript.quit

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by:hmuser
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I have tried that but it comes back with expected statement.

Line 6
Char 1
Error Expected Statement
Code 800A0400
Source Compilation error
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by:Kurt_Braeckmans
ID: 20419740
Do you have the variable WSHNetwork declared?
See line 2 how to declare it?

ON ERROR RESUME NEXT
Set WSHNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
Set WSHPrinters = WSHNetwork.EnumPrinterConnections
For LOOP_COUNTER = 0 To WSHPrinters.Count - 1 
If Left(WSHPrinters.Item(LOOP_COUNTER +1),2) = "\\" Then
WSHNetwork.RemovePrinterConnection WSHPrinters.Item
(LOOP_COUNTER +1),True,True
End If
wscript.quit

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by:Kurt_Braeckmans
ID: 20419762
and also forgot (must learn to read everything.....)
add Next in the script.
ON ERROR RESUME NEXT
Set WSHNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
Set WSHPrinters = WSHNetwork.EnumPrinterConnections
For LOOP_COUNTER = 0 To WSHPrinters.Count - 1 
 If Left(WSHPrinters.Item(LOOP_COUNTER +1),2) = "\\" Then
  WSHNetwork.RemovePrinterConnection WSHPrinters.Item
  (LOOP_COUNTER +1),True,True
 End If
next
wscript.quit

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by:hmuser
ID: 20419791
Im new to the scripting world sorry

Error now is Line 7
Char 3
Expected statement
800A0400
Compilation
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by:Kurt_Braeckmans
ID: 20419809
it's nothing...
try this:
ON ERROR RESUME NEXT
Set WSHNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
Set WSHPrinters = WSHNetwork.EnumPrinterConnections
For LOOP_COUNTER = 0 To WSHPrinters.Count - 1 step 2
 If Left(WSHPrinters.Item(LOOP_COUNTER +1),2) = "\\" Then
  WSHNetwork.RemovePrinterConnection 
  WSHPrinters.Item(LOOP_COUNTER +1),True,True
 End If
next
wscript.quit

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by:avatar-e
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If the error is in the line 7, you need to delete some breaklines:

  WSHNetwork.RemovePrinterConnection WSHPrinters.Item
  (LOOP_COUNTER +1),True,True

Comes to be:
  WSHNetwork.RemovePrinterConnection WSHPrinters.Item, (LOOP_COUNTER +1),True,True
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by:hmuser
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It now runs with no errors but the network printers arent removed from the printers and faxes.
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ID: 20420114
And now?
on error resume next
Dim WshNetwork, WSHPrinters
Set WshNetwork = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")
Set WSHPrinters = WshNetwork.EnumPrinterConnections
For Each Printer In WSHPrinters
If Left(printer,2) = "\\" Then
	 WshNetwork.RemovePrinterConnection printer,True,True
End If
Next

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by:venema
ID: 20909227
All solutions above did not work for me.
The only solution which worked was:

strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set colInstalledPrinters = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
      ("Select * From Win32_Printer Where Network = True")
For Each objPrinter in colInstalledPrinters
      objPrinter.Delete_
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