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Can not delete printers installed with group policy

Posted on 2009-04-01
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We have printers that can not be removed from individual machines. The printers were added by group policy and we have been getting continues spooler crashes. To remedy this we are going to delete the print cues with the troubled drivers and re-create the cues using microsoft drivers. The problem is we have removed computers from all printer policies, delete the printers and on reboot all printers are still there, and crash when any attempt to print is made. Why do these printers keep reinstalling themselves? And more important how to make them go away permanently?
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Try this

Edit registry
HKLM > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control > Print > Connections
Delete the key of whichever printer you do not want.
Also
HKLU > Printers > Connections
Delete the same printer key

Reboot
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by:Danno61
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Sorry for not posting back sooner. Yes we just went into the regestry and removed all printers adn rebooted. That cleared the stuck policy. Thank you.
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