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Can't seem to get rid of old printers/print server

    Question

  • I inherited a network that has since been upgraded many times over by yours truly but can't seem to get rid of some old printers/print server. Here is a screenshot of what I have in group policy:

    Any ideas?

    Thursday, January 29, 2015 4:13 PM

Answers

  • > for the old printers. When browsing the GPO editor, those options aren't
    > selected even though they're shown in the settings tab.
     
    Which OS are you using to edit your GPOs?
     
    > To reiterate, this is a new policy that was used to deploy the printers
    > using the new server. The old server simply shows up on it, it's not
    > being configured by this or any (to my knowledge) GPO.
     
    Hm. Deployed printers are saved in
    CN=PushedPrinterConnections,CN=[Machine|User],
    CN=<GUID>,CN=Policies,CN=System,DC=Domain,DC=Domain, where <GUID> is the
    GUID of your GPO in question. So I'm quite sure these printers in fact
    ARE part of your GPO. To get rid of them, open the above path in dsa.msc
    (after enabling "View" - "Advanced Features"), check for objects of
    class msPrint-ConnectionPolicy and delete them.
     

    Martin

    Mal ein GUTES Buch über GPOs lesen?

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment :))
    • Marked as answer by amusael Tuesday, February 03, 2015 3:31 PM
    Friday, January 30, 2015 7:25 AM

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  • > Any ideas?
     
    - remove the printers from the policy
    - unlink/delete the policy
     

    Martin

    Mal ein GUTES Buch über GPOs lesen?

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment :))
    Thursday, January 29, 2015 4:55 PM
  • I incorrectly assumed that those two suggestions were assumed to be the first courses of action. That is a new policy, not the one that was used for the old printers. When browsing the GPO editor, those options aren't selected even though they're shown in the settings tab.

    To reiterate, this is a new policy that was used to deploy the printers using the new server. The old server simply shows up on it, it's not being configured by this or any (to my knowledge) GPO.

    Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:22 PM
  • > for the old printers. When browsing the GPO editor, those options aren't
    > selected even though they're shown in the settings tab.
     
    Which OS are you using to edit your GPOs?
     
    > To reiterate, this is a new policy that was used to deploy the printers
    > using the new server. The old server simply shows up on it, it's not
    > being configured by this or any (to my knowledge) GPO.
     
    Hm. Deployed printers are saved in
    CN=PushedPrinterConnections,CN=[Machine|User],
    CN=<GUID>,CN=Policies,CN=System,DC=Domain,DC=Domain, where <GUID> is the
    GUID of your GPO in question. So I'm quite sure these printers in fact
    ARE part of your GPO. To get rid of them, open the above path in dsa.msc
    (after enabling "View" - "Advanced Features"), check for objects of
    class msPrint-ConnectionPolicy and delete them.
     

    Martin

    Mal ein GUTES Buch über GPOs lesen?

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment :))
    • Marked as answer by amusael Tuesday, February 03, 2015 3:31 PM
    Friday, January 30, 2015 7:25 AM
  • Removing them using ADSI Edit worked, thanks!
    Tuesday, February 03, 2015 3:31 PM