[THIN] Re: HELP BIG User Printer\queue issues Please help

  • From: "Andrew Wood" <andrew.wood@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 09:05:17 -0000

Should be HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Printers

I've got a script that cycles through all of the printers and deletes ones
that are autocreated if thats any help?


From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Stratton, Doug MSER:EX
Sent: 10 February 2005 17:15
To: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: [THIN] HELP BIG User Printer\queue issues Please help
Importance: High

Windows 2000 server
Someone turned on the "map all client printers" setting on our farm (of
which we are a small part of) and we ended up with all the clients local
printers being mapped.  
The bad news is that a bunch of these local printer\queues don't exist
anymore.  Now whenever someone tries to print something (most obvious in
outlook 2000) there are huge pauses while it tries to resolve the
printer\queue combos that don't exist.
These bad printers don't show up for me, the administrator, when I look
under the printers control console.
I looked in the registry for references to these printers and I can find
them all over.
I don't feel comfortable just going in there and deleting stuff.
Does anyone have a method/tool that I can use to delete these ghost
printer\queue combos?

Doug Stratton
Telephone: (250) 356-6678 
Email: Doug.M.Stratton@xxxxxxxxx 


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