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XP network Printers Reappear after Delete

Discussion in 'Networking' started by richardd, Nov 12, 2007.

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  1. richardd

    richardd Thread Starter

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    I was having an issue with a local XP Pro (on a SBS 2003 Server) machine and the spoolsv.exe process. It grows over time and was up to 100,000K in the mem usage list.

    I deleted all of the printers and rebooted the machine. After the restart and a login, I went back to the printers control panel to add back a network printer, only to find XP had automatically added back every printer I deleted.

    Is this controlled thru policy? How to I prevent the the local machine from adding back all of the network printers on the system?
     
  2. Lotus4669

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    Have you unchecked the "Automatically search for network folders and printers" box in Control Panel => Folder Options, VIEW Tab? It's usually the first item in the list. If you have done that already you may want to take a peek in the group policy editor, especially if your using Active Directory.

    Start => Run , type gpedit.msc and click administrative templates under computer configuration, the click printers. If your unsure what something does, either ask back here, or google it. Don't mess with much unless your comfortable, and write down the changes you make so you can undo them if needed.
     
  3. richardd

    richardd Thread Starter

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    In folder options, that setting is not checked.

    In group policy, all settings show not configured.
     
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