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I have Printers deployed via GPO, we want change the printe server and want the default printer to be same as old

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Hi this is my environment:
Current Print Server: W2K3
Client OS: Win 7 x86 & Win XP SP3 x86
New Print Server: W2K8 x86

We currently have printers deployed via GPO. We want to move the print server to W2K8.
What we want to achieve is that there should be a way to compare as of what is the old default printer & then put the new mapped printer as the new default printer.

Also I have another question (just for info), Is it possible to manually delete a printer in Windows 7 by a user, which is deployed via GPO? If yes, how?
Because we can't do it now with our old print server.

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Hi Ackles. I'm trying to understand you're objective a little better. You want to have all the same printers serviced on a new print server. And then you want to remap everyone's printers to the new print server. And you want to accomplish the reassignment of printers with a GPO. Is this all correct?
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Hi,
The new printers will be mapped from New Server, then we have a script which will compare the old deployed printers with new ones & setup Default printer after comparing with the old default printer.
The old printers will be then Removed as they are no longer needed.

Please let me know if u need more info?
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Your recent comment says you already have a script that will accomplish this? Or are you asking for a script to accomplish this? If you need a script, what language of scripting will you be (or are you) using?
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I have a script, which looks into an Excel matches the old default printer & sets the new printer as default.
The script works fine with the printers added manually, but fails to work on printers deployed via GPO?

That is why I am asking, can I manually (as ADMIN) delete printers deployed via GPO?
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Hmmm...I had read there is a similar problem with Windows 2008 printers deployed via GPO; but you're using WIndows 2003:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverprint/thread/063094b8-add7-4bc3-a931-ee1b3cb6d653/

Did you use pushprinterconnection (Print Mgmt Console) to deploy the printers?
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This exactly resolved the issue.
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