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Can not delete printer

Posted on 2011-09-07
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I was remaning a printer on the server 2003 print server, guess I messed up the name because now I can not delete it and no one can print to it, I can ping it by IP.
How do I delete this printer?
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Question by:Hubman
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strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
    & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

Set colInstalledPrinters =  objWMIService.ExecQuery _
    ("Select * from Win32_Printer Where PortName ='IP_10.1.10.16'")
For Each objPrinter in colInstalledPrinters
    objPrinter.Delete_
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open notepad copy and paste the above code and save as whatever .vbs

change the ip address with the ip address of your printer which you want to delete

close and double click the .vbs file.

hope this'll resolve your problem.
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by:madhatter5501
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try this from http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/itprovistaprinting/thread/2d7f6282-3f20-43ff-a897-26db99585c1f/

1) Go to Control Panel

2) Select System and Maintenance

3) Select Administrative Tools

4) Double-click on Services

5) In the list of services, scroll down until you find one called "Print Spooler"

6) Right-click on "Print Spooler" and select "Restart"

7) The "deleted" jobs will disappear and any queued jobs in your print queue will print
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by:Hubman
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Your script worked...Thanks
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