Rename Friendly Name of Shared Printer on workstations - or delete and reconnect to new shared name

We rolled out a new server but the server name was setup wrong. Now all the workstations reflect the incorrect name.

Is there an easy way to rename the printers over the network without needing to revisit each machine? Or short of that is there an easy way to delete and reconnect all the machines to the printer following us changing the shared name?
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willp2Asked:
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nlandasConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Is it an IP printer? You could add another shared printing pointing at it's IP address and push it out to the workstations. Then kill the old one.

Here is a script to do it.....
http://ask.metafilter.com/43507/Push-customized-printers-down-to-XP-client-machines-in-domain-environment

You may want to look how to push shared printers out in your specific environment. Server 2008 ,etc.

This is something we easily do in our Novell iPrint/Zenworks shop. ;^)
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ProtechCTCommented:
you can deploy via group policy to automatically push printers to clients.  This system also allows changes.

Please see attached link  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722179(WS.10).aspx
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n2fcCommented:
The following article contains pertinent info:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/174871
 
In short you can push a registry change to change the key for the affected workstations...
HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\LANMANSERVER \SHARES
is the key entry and you will need to update the UNC path to change the server name...

 
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willp2Author Commented:
Deploying through policy sounds promising. So far I'm unable to get my hands on  PushPrinterConnections.exe which is needed to make that happen on older PC's. Everything I've seen points to admin packs that no longer contain the file.
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