Removing old group policy after changing domain controller

Hi all,

I had set up printer policy using pushconnection.exe method in the past when i was using my old DC (windows 2003). I have demoted my old DC and i have promoted another DC (windows 2008) as primary DC and windows 2003 as backup DC.
I have noticed my printer policy from my old DC are still exist and when i tried to find it it's not there anymore. In the past, my old DC = print server. Currently my file server = print server and i'm not running any printer policy.

When i go to my GPO > Default Domain Policy > Settings, i found under User configuration (enabled) > Policies > windows settings > Printer connections > Path \\blah\TOSH

How do i remove it as blah is my old DC that it's no longer exist?
c00kie88Asked:
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arnoldCommented:
You can remove the entry I think this is Group preferences.

Do you want to repoint the the new printserver?

Use GPMC to make sure that this is the only source for this setting. Group policy results is a way to determine the current source of the setting with which you are having an issue.  It is possible that this setting exists in multiple GPO i.e. the push printer GPO was used as a starting point for a new GPO that added to it.  
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c00kie88Author Commented:
Hi Arnold,

I dont want to repoint it to new print server. I just want to remove the entry and i cant find the setting when i search manually using gpmc.
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arnoldCommented:
use GPMC to locate the GPO from which the printers are being pushed.
Did you use user GPO to push the printers or were the printers allocated based on the Computer GPO and were pushed to the computer versus per user?

The one you are referencing is group policy preferences.
http://www.grouppolicy.biz/tag/printer/
If you right click on the listed printer, is a delete an option?

You have to use the print management tool to access the deployed printers and there you can remove them. right click on the printer you want to remove and hit deploy. On the next screen you should see the GPO and how it is deployed.  Once you highlight the option and remove.

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c00kie88Author Commented:
Hi Arnold,

Sorry for the delay..

The GPO was from the old DC (win 2003)that i had demoted before i created a new DC (win 2008). The old DC does not exist anymore.
When i created a new DC, i never created from scratch which i think the GPO setting has been transferred from old DC to the new one. But i can't find the actual GPO file but it does not exist in the new DC
I was using pushconnection.exe method to deploy printer when the old DC still alive.
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arnoldCommented:
You could run gpotool to have the group uuid and the name to match.
Use gpmc to detect the source of a setting.
Does the win2k3 backup reflect the policy?
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c00kie88Author Commented:
screenshot of the old policy setting
Hi Arnold,

i have used gpmc to detect the where the setting is but when i go to that setting, it's not there. (see attachment)
Thet setting is part of "Default domain policy" from the old DC (2003) which no longer exist.
What do you mean by win2k3 backup reflect the policy?
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arnoldCommented:
It looks as though this is a preference setting though I am uncertain. What system are you using to look at this data windows 7 or windows 2008? Or older win2k3 or win xp?

http://nznathan.blogspot.com/2010/06/deploying-printers-via-group-policy.htm

One option you can backup the default domain policy and then restore it to a default using
Dcgpofix /target:dc
http://www.windowsitpro.com/article/group-policy/how-can-i-restore-the-contents-of-the-default-domain-and-default-domain-controller-dc-group-policy-objects-gpos-

Expand the current default domain policy settings and store it for reference so that you can adjust the settings back to what you have minus the printer settings.
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c00kie88Author Commented:
Hi Arnold,

I'm connecting to the DC (win 2008)using remote desktop connection and browse it that way.

I will try that option and let you know.

Thank you for your patience.
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arnoldCommented:
One other thought that the access is restricted by the connection methode.
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c00kie88Author Commented:
Hi Arnold,

I have done it and it's brilliant :)

Thanks for you help and patience.
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