Friday, February 6, 2015

Can't Delete Printer

I couldn't delete a printer and when I tried it would give me this message:  "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator."

I checked security settings, tried opening print queue, etc and when trying to open these it would tell me: "This printer has been deleted or removed".

Wait WHAT?

I ended up finding something about showing hidden devices in device manager.  I ended up not having to show hidden devices.  I just went to Device Manager -> Print Queues.  I just right clicked it and deleted it.  It finally worked.

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OS: Windows 8.1 Pro