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Printer Spooler - registry issue RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have an application that dynamically create/delete printers. It does that by using Printer Spooler API functions
    AddPrinter and DeletePrinter. This works fine except printers are not always deleted from registry (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Printers).
    There are key's left (<printer name>,<some_number>) in the registry after delete printer.

    What cause this issue? How to solve this?

    Note that restart print spooler does not help.

    Monday, November 11, 2019 3:56 PM

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  • Hi iz111,

    This forum is discussing and asking questions about the Windows Forms. It will be more appropriate to ask your question at Developer Community.

    Thank you for your understanding.

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    Daniel Zhang


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    Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:39 AM