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VBS Script for Deleting Printers IF they Exist.

Posted on 2014-04-18
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We're in the process of replacing new printers in my office. We currently have around 170 users, and I need a script that will run at login, to check for old printers and if one of the old printers exists, it is deleted.

We already have a login script to create the printers, which uses the "objNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection" command. I just need one to run right before it, to delete the old printers.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!
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From https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/5141787d-9ac0-4e03-9b76-08de7db1530f/vbscript-to-delete-current-printers-and-add-new-printers

strComputer = "." Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2") Set colInstalledPrinters =  objWMIService.ExecQuery _ ("Select * from Win32_Printer Where Network = TRUE") For Each objPrinter in colInstalledPrinters objPrinter.Delete_

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i just use objNetwork.DeletePrinter   with On Error Resume Next  before it.

it deletes all the printers found, skipping those not found.
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