Remove Mapped Network Printers for all Domain Workstations with a script

We recently deployed newly named network printers using Group Policy. We would like to know if there is a way to remove the "old mapped network printers" that are installed using a script for all the domain workstations. We will be running the script using N-Able by selecting all the workstations we would like the printers removed from and then running the script against each of those workstations.
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John SalleSenior IT Systems EngineerCommented:
If you know the name of the printers it's pretty simple.

VBS Script:
Dim objNetwork

Set objNetwork = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")

objNetwork.RemoveWindowsPrinterConnection "\\<Servername>\<Printer Share Name>"

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That should attempt to remove it from the profile of the user who runs the script. Note the "ON ERROR RESUME NEXT" so you can script remove any old printers that might exist, and the script won't fail on errors.
John SalleSenior IT Systems EngineerCommented:
Made some edits because I had extra parts of the code in there that aren't needed. That's what I get for pulling pieces from different scripts I have.

One thing to note is that printer maps are profile specific. So if you have 2 user profiles on one computer you'll have to run this script for each user. It's probably easier to set the "remove printer" script to run on logon in AD instead of trying to push it via an RMM.
Chris MorrisCommented:
I found this link which you should be able to push out to all your clients machines.

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Spike99On-Site IT TechnicianCommented:
If you want to just remove ALL printer connections to the print server, those are stored in each user's profile in the registry under this key:


You can delete that "Connections" key by running this in a batch file at logon:
reg delete HKCU\Printers\Connections /f

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The connections key will be recreated if any more printers are added to the user's profile, so it's OK to remove.
emconsultingAuthor Commented:
We were able to use a script to resolve this issue. Thank you.
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