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Delete printer on PC pointing to old print server using login script

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Greetings EE!  I am migrating the print service from a Windows 2003 server to a Windows 2008 server.  The print queue migration is nearing completion but one piece needs to be worked through.  Our users get their printers via a printer mapping script (printer.bat) called during the running of the login script.  

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To make this a little easier, how can I delete out the printers that are installed on the users PC that point to the old print server?
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Can you show us some of the script?
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Lionel MM earned 500 total points
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This tells you how to do it from a command line but this can simply be added to your current printers.bat--this will actually remove the installed printers on the PC. If however you are simply wanting to remove the mapping you can do so by using net use and the /d (delete command. http://www.ehow.com/how_6025485_remove-printers-command-line.html
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by:samiam41
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@echo off
setlocal enabledelayedexpansion

REM echo Removing existing printers...
REM   cscript %windir%\system32\prnmngr.vbs -x


echo Connecting Printers...
set PriorityDefaultPrinterSet=0
for /f "tokens=1-3 delims=-." %%a in ('n:\ifmember.exe /list ^| find /i "group %UserDomain%\Prt-" ^| sort') do (
  echo Connecting %%b %%c
  rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /q /n\\oldprintserver\%%b
  if not "!PriorityDefaultPrinterSet!" == "0" goto not_def
	echo ...Setting as default printer
	rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /y /n\\oldprintserver\%%b
:not_def
  if /i "%%c"=="D" set PriorityDefaultPrinterSet=1
)

:end

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This is the script that maps the printers based on their group AD membership.  I appreciate your help.
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You're welcome.
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by:samiam41
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Brilliant work!!
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