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Delete global printer

By suncadd ·
How do you delete a global printer that is no longer connected to the server?
I have a printer that was installed by:
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /ga /n\\servername\printername

The server crashed and replaced by one with a different name. The commmand: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /gd /n\\servername\printername does not work apparently because the servername does not exist.

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Per machine connection deletion

by the_dorseys In reply to Delete global printer

Is this on one machine or multiple machines?
If it is one enumerate the per-machine connections:
rundll32 printui.dll PrintUIEntry /ge

Note the servername\printer

The simply delete the connection by:
rundll32 printui.dll PrintUIEntry /gd /n\\servername\printer

This assumes this is local...if not you can do the same thing with the /c\\computername

The per-machine connection is wrritten to
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\PRINTERS\CONNECTIONS

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