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I saw a solution in an older thread here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Peripherals/Printers_Scanners/Q_23476195.html

Anyone know if you can use wildcards in those scripts? we are migrating a hundred or so workstations from one server to another, and need to delete all printers mapped to one server.  We will be using GPO deployed printers for the new ones.

So would something like this work?:


' Begin Code
Option Explicit
Dim objNetwork, strPrinter1
strPrinter1 = "\\server\*"

Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
objNetwork.RemovePrinterConnection strPrinter1

Wscript.Quit
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Question by:cameramonkey
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I see lots of deleting ALL printers or ALL NETWORK printers, but none that support the wildcard of any printers on a specific server. I'm trying to avoid enumerating all 25 or so printers on that decommissioned server and deleting them individually since ALL printers on that server need to go without touching any others.
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Try something like this...

strComputer = "."
i = 0

Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
    & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

Set colPrinters =  objWMIService.ExecQuery _
    ("Select * from Win32_Printer")

For Each objPrinter in colPrinters
	
	ReDim Preserve arrPrinterName(i)
	arrPrinterName(i) = objPrinter.Name
		If InStr(arrPrinterName(i), oldServer) Then
			objNetwork.RemovePrinterConnection arrPrinterName(i)
			i=i+1
		
		Else
			
		End If
	
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