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Deleting old managed printers in OS X 10.5

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Last Modified: 2013-11-12

I'm having some problems with some Macs at a school I work at. We got a new printer for a computer lab in the school (about 15 computers). The printer in the lab stopped working, so I setup a new printer we purchased.

The printer has the same IP as the old one. But it is a new model with new drivers etc and a new name. I setup the printer in Workgroup Manger on OS X Server 10.5. All the lap computers see the new printer, but for some reason the old printer is still in their printer lists.

I have deleted the printer from the server. And in the managed printing preferences the user printer list should only be showing the new printer. I have tried deleting all the different plist files I could find on a client machine, but that didn't seem to fix the problem. I've found a few solutions, but I'm not sure if they're relevant to OS X 10.5. From what I have been reading some people say that they fixed this issue in a previous patch. But it is still happening.

Hopefully someone else has encountered this same issue and found a solution.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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