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Cannot delete a printer

By matthew_morgan ·
On an NT4 w/s I had to reinstall a printer after re-booting our NT4 server. The w/s printer that wouldn't work now won't delete as it says the printer name is invalid - can't rename it either
Any ideas ??

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by Blue12 In reply to Cannot delete a printer

Stop the spooler, remove printer from ws and then restart spooler

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by Almost Perfect In reply to Cannot delete a printer

Try logging on to the NT4 server as the administrator, delete the duplicate w/s printer, and then select "print test page".

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by jwildwind In reply to Cannot delete a printer

I've seen this happen as well. I'm not sure of the amount of time it takes, but a printer does not get purged from the servers list of printers immediately after deletion. I saw the deleted printer still listed in the list of printers available when adding a Network printer. The only way I found to make it go away immediately was to reboot the print server.

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