I created a GPO to map a printer via Group Policy Preferences with the Shared Printer user policy. I've since deleted the GPO, but whenever I log into any machine, it still tries to map the printer, but fails (since the queue doesn't exist on the server any more). The policy was set to Create. This even happens on machines that I have never logged into before.

What is causing this and how can I stop it from happening?

  • Do you see anything obvious in a gpresults? – Zoredache Oct 4 '12 at 16:18
  • @Zoredache Well this is embarrassing. Post this as an answer ;) – MDMarra Oct 4 '12 at 16:26

Alright, let's nip this before it gets any more attention.

Check gpresults to make sure there's nothing obvious in there. Maybe something (somehow) went wrong and the GPO is still being applied to the system. Happens all the time, for various reasons (some of which are more embarrassing than others).

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