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printer shows offline, but its not! windows 7

I have a print server that has all the network printers in the office (5). We recently got disconnected as a whole, but now are back online. The printers now show offline to the workstations, but If I readd them, it works. Problem is I get an access denied if I try to delete the older printer. And I can't seem to get the older printers to get online. I've rebooted the workstations, and the servers. Also, I've restarted print spooler services. All workstations have windows 7.
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Gajendra RathodCommented:
1.  Configure SNMP string on shared printer .

2.  Unblock the traffic for SNMP traffic on print server

3. Change the below registry value in windows 7 machine.

"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Hardware Profiles\0001\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Printers"

Find the offending  printer entry, then find the entry named.

Is the print server a Windows Server? Are you on a domain? Are the printers assigned by Group Policy?
Can I get clarification on the accepted solution?  I have this issue, but I don't understand exactly how to apply the solution.

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