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    Hi all,

    Does anyone know how to delete the Microsoft image writer that gets installed as part of office 2003 pro. I know that one can use the mst file to get it to not install but the msi and package is provided by RM. This really annoys me as they should have taken care of this.

    Ash.

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    You should just be able to delete the printer in Printers and Faxes.
    I've managed to do that and it's stayed away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashok View Post
    Hi all,

    Does anyone know how to delete the Microsoft image writer that gets installed as part of office 2003 pro. ....Ash.
    I think that you could delete this by:

    1. Logging on as the station administrator [locally]
    2. Stop and start the spool service.
    3. In Control Panel/Printers And Settings delete the 'offending' printer

    The printer should now have been deleted. Restart the spool service and restart the station. Logon as one of your domain users and test the results.

    It worked here....

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    From a previous thread. Needs to run as a startup script


    Code:
    strComputer = "."
    Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
    Set colInstalledPrinters = objWMIService.ExecQuery ("SELECT * FROM Win32_Printer")
    
    For Each objPrinter in colInstalledPrinters
    	IF objPrinter.Name = "Microsoft Office Document Image Writer" THEN 
    		objPrinter.Delete_
    	ELSEIF objPrinter.Name = "Microsoft XPS Document Writer" THEN
    		objPrinter.Delete_
    	END IF
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy View Post
    From a previous thread. Needs to run as a startup script


    Code:
    strComputer = "."
    Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
    Set colInstalledPrinters = objWMIService.ExecQuery ("SELECT * FROM Win32_Printer")
    
    For Each objPrinter in colInstalledPrinters
    	IF objPrinter.Name = "Microsoft Office Document Image Writer" THEN 
    		objPrinter.Delete_
    	ELSEIF objPrinter.Name = "Microsoft XPS Document Writer" THEN
    		objPrinter.Delete_
    	END IF
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    Hi Guys,

    I should have mentioned we need to do this in a automated way so a script is ideal.

    I'll have a go at the DMcCoy has posted.

    Thanks!

    Ash.

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    An alternative script what I use.

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    Thanks guys,

    The script works fine. Brill.

    Ash.

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