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Fix slow printing issues for PCs with WinXP and Service Pack 2

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Here's a fix for slow printing issues for PCs with Windows XP, Service Pack 2 and Samba Print Queues installed.

 

The following can be deployed by using an SMS package with a file referencing the printers to remove.

Procedure:
1. Edit the registry observing usual caution.
2. Locate the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers\DevModePerUser
3. Remove all VALUES for Network printers of the form:
\<print_server_name ><printer_queue_name>
4. Locate the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers\DevModes2
5. Remove all VALUES for Network printers of the form:
\<print_server_name><printer_queue_name>

This was first published in May 2005

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