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Printer icons reappear on some PCs and not others.

I have tried every possible solutions to remove these network printer icons from my XP domain systems but they simply reappear after a reboot or if the print spooler is restarted. I have deleted all the related registry keys to the printer and drivers from the servers registry and users computer. GP has been evaluated and nothing is configured to map the printers to the machines when users logon. I have created logon scripts to remove all printers and only connect the correct ones.  I have unchecked "Automatically search for network folders & Printers" option. How can I prevent these specific user machines from adding back all of the printers on the system? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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wyliecoyoteukCommented:
This is a particularly annoying " feature", and I found that disabling it using group policy did not always work until we upgraded the clients to SP3
This is how to disable it on a single client.
 
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=320138
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wyliecoyoteukCommented:
It's been a while since I had this problem, it should be disabled in a domain of more than 32 PCs, apparently.
You can change that registry key with a logon script or create a custom ADM
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RFEMHelpdeskAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all your assistance.
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