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Delpoyed printers through group policy still being deployed after being removed from group policy

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We had a windows 2003 R2 server deploying printers through group policy. The server was replaced with a server 2008 R2 box and printers were done from scratch without GP.
 No one realized that the old printers were still being deployed from GP that tranferred with the domain.
A seperate GP object was created for the printers on the oringinal server and this was simply deleted from the GP on the new server and gpudate was run  thinking that would stop the deployment. but the printers are still being deployed during login and we can't figure out where it's comming from.

Any ideas?
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Did u try gpupdate /force
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can you check if there is anything as the logon script?
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Based on the little information, I am assuming that you are having XP. If that is true, please see the link for the blog below, it might be the same issue:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverGP/thread/58d6302f-403c-45b4-8b5c-8ee41282e634/

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Ackles solution seems to be what I need. However, the policy was created on another server which has been demoted a removed from the domain. The old server was 2003 R2 and the new server is 2008 R2. I'm wondering if pushprinters.exe was updated by the 2008 server? I wonder if recreating the policy for printers that dont exsist anymore will work...
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1) Have you deployed the new GPO?
2) What is the OS of client?
3) Can you please post the push printer.exe version sitting on client?

Let's take it from there.

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Any news?

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I'm just getting back to this sorry for the delay.
I'm not an expert on this. The guy that set it all up left our company.

Nothing was done with GPO on the new server. The GPO came over with AD when the new server was promoted to a domain controller.

All of the clients that are having the issue are XP clients. The Windows 7 clients are ok.
I could not find pushprinterconnections on the 2 XP clients I looked at remotely. I tried several different searches.
The version on the new server is 6.1.7601.17514
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Hi,
The link I posted above tells you about Pushprinter.exe, the version of server actually doesn't matter here much.

Just to give you a handy reference, Please see the link below, it's one stop shop for all printer policies:

http://theintegrity.co.uk/2010/07/how-to-deploy-printers-with-group-policy-windows-server-2008-7-vista-xp/

Please let know if you need further info?

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Thank you very much for your help!
 I created a new GPO on the 2008 server without the original printers, just the new printers on the 2008 server, then replaced the pushprinterconnections.exe with the one from the 2003 server.
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I am glad it helped you.
Thanks for the points.
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