Solved

Can't delete printer from workstations

Posted on 2011-09-22
1
286 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
We replaced a failing printer with a new printer and kept the same IP address. This printer is installed from a print server. When users use the old printer, the printing doesn't work right, so I need to delete their old printer and install the new printer. However, XP won't let me delete the old printer. It says "printer connection cannot be removed. Operation could not be completed."

I've tried stopping the print spooler on the server, installing the new printer and then trying to delete the old, and nothing is working. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of an old printer on a workstation that is from a print server (Windows 2003) so I can install the new printer (with the same IP address)?

Any help is really appreciated
0
Comment
Question by:johnsoncity
1 Comment
 

Accepted Solution

by:
johnsoncity earned 0 total points
ID: 36583064
I was able to find an answer. What I had to do was go into REGEDIT on the workstations and go to HKey Current User\Printers\Connections and delete the printer that I couldn't get rid of.
0

Featured Post

IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

Back in July, I blogged about how Microsoft's new server pricing model, combined with the end of the Small Business Server package, would result in significant cost increases for many small businesses (see SBS End of Life: Microsoft Punishes Small B…
The System Center Operations Manager 2012, known as SCOM, is a part of the Microsoft system center product that provides the user with infrastructure monitoring and application performance monitoring. SCOM monitors:   Windows or UNIX/LinuxNetwo…
The viewer will learn how to simulate a series of coin tosses with the rand() function and learn how to make these “tosses” depend on a predetermined probability. Flipping Coins in Excel: Enter =RAND() into cell A2: Recalculate the random variable…
The viewer will learn how to create two correlated normally distributed random variables in Excel, use a normal distribution to simulate the return on different levels of investment in each of the two funds over a period of ten years, and, create a …

743 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now