I have an orphaned printer on server 2012
It does not show up in the printers list on control panel

Problem is it is still being pushed out to client computers as a printer
Also, the same clients are seeing a shared printer shared from another network PC which does not have the share active any more

I need to get rid of these printers

1. How do I search for all printers in AD on the server
2. How do I run a printer query in ADSI Edit - example please
3. Any other ways of retrieving all printers ?
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Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:

Is this perhaps being pushed out by group policy automatic printer mapping, aka group policy preferences?

You will need to remove the printer from the policy in question if this is the case. this article has some steps in it about this policy.

also you can try from an affected workstation to start -> rsop.msc and see if there is a policy applying to the workstation doing this.

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doctorbillTechAuthor Commented:
I have checked - it is not in a GPO
Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
Is it perhaps in the logon script? perhaps in the login script itself of in another script called by the login script?

They are the only 2 ways I can think of adding a printer automatically?

Are you 100% certain its not a GPO?
doctorbillTechAuthor Commented:
No logon script
doctorbillTechAuthor Commented:
still not resolves but some ideas
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