Remove the annoying ‘Microsoft XPS Document Writer’ printer


Update:

  • For Windows Server 2016 (20/03/2018)

Issue

Want to remove the ‘Microsoft XPS Document Writer’ printer

Resolution

To remove the ‘Microsoft XPS Document Writer’ printer within Windows Server 2008, run the following command:

Windows Server 2008

cscript C:\Windows\System32\Printing_Admin_Scripts\en-US\prnmngr.vbs -d -p “Microsoft XPS Document Writer”

Windows Server 2016

printui.exe /dl /n “Microsoft XPS Document Writer”

This command can be used for any other local printer that needs to be removed, eg.

  • ‘Send to OneNote’
  • ‘Microsoft Print to PDF’
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One Response to Remove the annoying ‘Microsoft XPS Document Writer’ printer

  1. cybcad says:

    10x man

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