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printui

I'm trying to get good with printui because it will come in handy in my work environment. so I am trying to delete a locally installed printer, and I use this command at the command prompt

rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /dl /n\NameOfPrinter

but it doesn't work. I'm assuming I have a syntax error because I can add the printer, so I should have permissions to delete it.
also I rebooted after running this command, in case the print spooler needs to be restarted.
So, any ideas what I am doing wrong?
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JeffBeall
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comfortjeaniusCommented:
  /dd delete printer driver
   /dl delete local printer

Here is the article on using PrintUi Commands

or you can use this option to delete drivers

printui /s /t2

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example
RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /dd /c\\machine /m "model name" /h "driver architecture" /v "driver version"

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/h      driver architecture, one of the following:
Alpha | Intel | Mips | PowerPC

Plus here are some good example in this link Command Line Printer Control
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JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
thank you for the response, I have a question though
wouldn't /dl delete the printer listed in devises and printers. So if my printer is called
printer123 and it is on print server server123 so that in devises and printers it is listed as

printer123 on server123

then shouldn't

rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /dl /n\printer123

work?
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comfortjeaniusCommented:
Are you trying to perform the action from a remote machine, then you will need to use /c

rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /dl /n "Test Printer" /c\\SERVER
or
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /gd /c\\COMPUTER_NAME /n"\\PRINTSERVER\PRINTERNAME"

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JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
sorry, i didn't see your responce until now.

so is /n  something like name

and /c something like computer?

which is why after /c you have \\computer_name or \\server and after /n you have "test printer"
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comfortjeaniusCommented:
/c[name] unc machine name if the action is on a remote machine
and
/n[name] printer name
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JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
thank you so much for the help.
I wanted to hurry and accept this answer so that you get all the points, because you deserve it.
are you a programmer? is that how you know this stuff?
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comfortjeaniusCommented:
No a IT Administrator but researching and finding different ways in skinning a cat....
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