TCP/IP Printer removal (also drivers)

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  • Valerie L Boss

    I just tried the Clean Up All Printers package under Utilities, and it did not remove the printers on my test machine.  Interestingly, if I run it from the local machine, it runs just fine and deletes the printers.  Have you tried this utility?  

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  • Brandon Carder

    Hi Valerie,

    Where is this tool? Thanks!

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  • Valerie L Boss

    I have attached the batch file.  I believe it is in the most recent PDQ Deploy Repository release, v39.1 // 2016-02-04.  You can find it here: https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/427fy2/pdq_deploy_packs_v390_20160122_full_refresh/

     

     

     

    v39.1 // 2016-02-04

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  • Dan Sadler

    I run into the same issue, where if I deploy this with PDQ it does nothing, but if I run the .bat locally it removes it fine. 

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  • Dan Sadler

    Where is Stephen when you need him? :)  I know he can write up something to Remove Network Printers. 

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  • Valerie L Boss

    @Dan, 

    I've run into this before, and am unsure how to get around this issue.  The issue:  Some batch files or install programs must be run manually to work, and deploying a package with the commands does not work, regardless of the user chosen by the package.  I would love to get some clarification as to why this happens and how to prevent future issues like this.

     

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  • Aholgate

    Would it be possible to push the batch file to the local machine and then run the batch file from the machine executing it with PDQ?

    I'm running into this exact issue now that we are doing branch updates with the same past printer install issues.

     

     

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