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This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer

Last Modified: 2013-11-21
Hi Experts,
Given the following:
On a LAN there 3 servers, one SBS2003 and two Server 2003 St as member servers
One of the 2003 member servers runs as Terminal Server. When logged in as administrator on te server itself (not through TS) I am trying to delete a network printer. Then I get this error message which says:

"This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer"

I have check the security settings on that specific printer and I am logged in with Domain Administrator rights. I can't figure out what's going on here. Can anyone help me out here?

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Try removing any shares for that printer, disable and then try deleting. Some printers also have services running. If this is the case, stop relevant services. If all else fails, try turning off the print server and then delete the printer.


I have tried all you said, without succes. I have installed some printers on the SBS2003 server which I have shared. On the Terminal Server I installed the shared printers like this \\<server>\<share>, so there is no printserver involved.
Stopping the spooler on the SBS2003 did not help either.
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