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    Remotely remove printer driver from Windows XP

    I have rolled out printers via group policy and was tested using a Windows 7 but since it has gone into a live environment the driver has caused a print spooler error which crashes and as a result no printing is available to the user. Now I have stopped the deployment but the driver is still loaded into the client. If I delete the printer locally it doesn't delete the print driver.

    I have updated the driver but it still causes the print spooler error. So my question is if I delete the printer, will the driver still cause the problems? Ideally I would like to remove the driver but as this is on lots of printers all over the site I want a quicker way of doing it.

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    Hi penfold,

    have you looked at using DevCon from the Windows Drivers Kit?

    That should allow you to delete the .inf, .pnf and .cat files on remote pcs, by using devcon dp_delete

    Here's an MSDN link, to the command - DevCon (Windows Drivers)

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    if you are using a windows 7 client you can use PRINTUI to remotely remove drivers (i dont think its part of XP)

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    @SHimmer45 - Thanks, I just tried it to get rid of the troublesome driver and it works on WinXP &Win7 Clients

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    this is good i wasnt sure if you can run it on an XP client to make changes on other machines

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHimmer45 View Post
    this is good i wasnt sure if you can run it on an XP client to make changes on other machines
    Sorry, I meant I ran it from my (Win7) machine to delete a driver on a remote Win7 & WinXp client.

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