Removing User Printers on a Terminal Server in Mass
Posted on 2011-05-12
Is there a way to clean up user defined printers on a terminal server?
Let me give you an example of what I have run across.
User 1 has logged onto the terminal server.
User 1 then created a printer and gave it the name MYPRINTER, he used the IP address to connect. This printer is located in the office.
The terminal server already has a printer named "OFFICE 1". It is not shared, it is an IP printer. It is the one located in the office.
Now I have each user with a different printer name for the same system printer.
This creates confusion. As well, when OFFICE 1 goes down, I simple re-point the server printer OFFICE 1 to another IP of a printer that is working, OFFICE 2. However, those users with custom printers names for the same printer complain because their print jobs continue to go to the dead printer.
I want to clean up this mess by forcing everyone to use the same printer name .
What is the best way to
1) Remove all the custom (user setup) print names. I would like to do this without having to go to each users log-on.
2) Make available to everyone's printer selection list the core group of printers they need.