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Print Server Management - Undo Deny?

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#1 Quansto


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 08:14 AM

So, without a thought in my head, after setting up users for a printer - I chose DENY for EVERYONE...and even clicked through Windows wonderful warning (paraphrasing) "You're about to completely screw yourself, you sure you wanna do that?"


Now I cannot get into the printer, add it to anyones computer or even remove it. In the meantime, I've created a duplicate printer and assigned it out - so the issue now is cleaning up my previous mess...which I cannot seem to figure out.


TLDR; How do I get back into a Printer on the server that I've completely locked myself out of by choosing DENY for EVERYONE? (Windows 8; server is Win '12 R2)

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#2 sflatechguy


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 12:31 PM

Is the print server a workstation or a server?


You could try running the printer troubleshooter, see if that at least allows you to remove the printer. http://support.microsoft.com/gp/printing_problems


You could also try doing a system restore, provided your restore points aren't too old. Or try deleting the driver for that printer, and then reinstall the printer.

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