How to remove a Universal Print connector.
When a Universal Print connector is no longer needed, it could be removed so it is no longer part of the Universal Print setup and no longer appears in the "connectors" section in the Azure Portal.
Prepare to remove a connector
Before removing the connector, delete printer shares and unregister printers
These steps impact users' ability to print to the printers on this connector. Before continuing, please verify that users do not have these printer shares installed on their PCs.
- Navigate to Universal Print in the Azure Portal.
- For all printers registered from the connector you wish to remove
- If the printer is shared, delete the printer share.
- Unregister the printer
- Restart the "Print Connector service" (PrintConnectorSvc.exe) on the connector PC to clean up locally-stored data about the printers.
Unregister the connector
Once printers on the connector are no longer shared or registered in Universal Print, the connector can be unregistered from the Universal Print PowerShell module. You can learn more about it in the PowerShell scripting section.
Launch an elevated PowerShell window.
Run Install-Module UniversalPrintManagement.
Run Connect-UPService and sign in to Universal Print.
The account used to sign in must be a Global Administrator or Printer Administrator and must be assigned a Universal Print license.
Remove the connector by using the Remove-UPConnector cmdlet and passing it the ID of the connector you wish to remove.
Restart the "Print Connector service" (PrintConnectorSvc.exe) on the connector PC to clean up locally-stored data about the connector.
Uninstall the connector
Uninstall the connector app from the PC where the connector is installed. You can either uninstall the connector app from the Apps section in the Windows Settings app, or from Programs and Features in the Control Panel.