+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
Windows Server 2008 Thread, Manuall/forcing deletion of printers in Technical; I have 2 printers setup on a 2008 server which map to a 2003 server where they are hosted. However ...
  1. #1
    Oops_my_bad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Man chest hair
    Posts
    1,738
    Thank Post
    438
    Thanked 53 Times in 50 Posts
    Rep Power
    30

    Manuall/forcing deletion of printers

    I have 2 printers setup on a 2008 server which map to a 2003 server where they are hosted. However I now want to get rid of these but whenever I delete it is just telling me access denied. I am logged on as admin and nothing else appears to be using them. I have also tried re-loading fresh drivers.

    Can they be manually deleted?

  2. #2

    DaveP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Can't talk now: The mother-ship is calling!
    Posts
    8,775
    Thank Post
    351
    Thanked 1,274 Times in 870 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4
    Rep Power
    1126

    Have You Tried This...?

    Logon to the server as administrator.

    1. Check that there are no print jobs waiting in the queues you want to delete. If there are jobs waiting purge them first.

    2. Go to services and stop and then start the print spooler service.

    3. Go to Control Panel/Printers and then try to delete the offending printers.

    That might do it [if you haven't tried it already]

  3. Thanks to DaveP from:

    Oops_my_bad (30th October 2008)

  4. #3
    Oops_my_bad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Man chest hair
    Posts
    1,738
    Thank Post
    438
    Thanked 53 Times in 50 Posts
    Rep Power
    30
    Yep, tried that, damn things won't delete

    Thanks anyway - any more ideas!?

  5. #4

    DaveP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Can't talk now: The mother-ship is calling!
    Posts
    8,775
    Thank Post
    351
    Thanked 1,274 Times in 870 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4
    Rep Power
    1126
    Just a shot in the dark here: As you have no use for the queues and you have tried re-loading fresh drivers what about a different approach:

    Change the driver to one that is pre-loaded in the Windows library [HP Laserjet 4/4M for example]

    Once the driver change has been completed and once again there are no print jobs waiting try deleting the queues. My thought here is that maybe the driver is corrupt and is not being replaced properly by your re-install. I solved a printer problem this way [it was a different problem than the one you are experiencing but just as irritating]

    Also: Are any workstations/other servers using the queues? Could this prevent you deleting the printers? I doubt this is the answer though as one of my technicians deleted a print queue quite easily and it was in use by a classroom full of computers that day!

    Best of luck.
    Last edited by DaveP; 30th October 2008 at 09:40 PM. Reason: Add detail to clarify post.

  6. #5
    apeo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Lost
    Posts
    1,612
    Thank Post
    95
    Thanked 115 Times in 111 Posts
    Rep Power
    41
    Have you checked permissions set on the printer?

    Can you add and delete other printers?

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Forcing google safe search
    By Silverman in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10th March 2011, 10:47 AM
  2. Forcing a USB floppy drive to be assigned A:
    By gwendes in forum Hardware
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 17th November 2008, 04:28 AM
  3. Forcing WMP to exit once playback over
    By NickHoughton in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 24th May 2008, 03:24 PM
  4. Forcing the issue
    By Bestbett in forum Windows
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 14th January 2008, 04:19 PM
  5. forcing dhcp renew across network
    By russdev in forum Windows
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 7th October 2005, 10:47 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •