how to remove old printer objects in Active Directory


C

chrism

I have a print server that was running Windows 2000 Server. This server
died.
I was able to migrate all the printers over to a new server, but now when
users do a search for network printers all the stale printer objects that
were published from the dead server show up!!
How can I purge these printer objects so that they won't show up in an
Active Diretory search for network printers?

thanks
 
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Paul Williams [MVP]

How urgent is it? AD will do this automatically. However if you cannot
wait, delete them using ADSIEdit.msc. They will be child objects of the
dead server if published using the add printer wizard. If you used a
script, like the one in kb234619, to publish elsewhere, you will have to
find the printers and delete them.
 

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