Removing Old Printers

We have some old network printers that no longer exist that we need to remove. They were added by users simply clicking on the shared printer icon, which would then display the word "connecting", and that would install it. However, it seems as though the only way we have found to remove them (Windows 10) is by launching "Device Manager" and expanding the section called "Print Queues" , and right-clicking on the networked printers and choosing Uninstall.

Any way to automate this with PDQdeploy?



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  • What you are asking for does not require a GUI to accomplish the task.  This is something that lends itself to using Group Policy Preferences. 

    However, if you really want it to be done in PDQ, just run the following as a step (or manual tool).  If it is 'run' on the remote system, you can probably skip the computer name.

    rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /dl /n "printer_name" /c\computer_name

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