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Re: Permanently remove iis printer mapping
From: David LeBlanc <dleblanc () MINDSPRING COM>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2001 20:04:43 -0700

-----Original Message-----
From: Bugtraq List [mailto:BUGTRAQ () SECURITYFOCUS COM]On Behalf Of
railwayclubposse () HUSHMAIL COM

How do you permanently remove the .printer mapping in IIS5?
If you remove
it with the MMC tool it comes back (and so does the virtual
directory) upon
reboot.

Turn off the spooler service, then remove the mapping. I have long
recommended turning off things you don't need on web servers. Almost any
internet-exposed web server doesn't need to be printing to or from just
about anything.

The functionality is put there so that you can manage your printer from a
browser - if you're really doing that, the only option is to apply the
patch.

BTW, when I tested this on my system at work, I removed the mapping, did not
disable spooler, rebooted and the mapping did not come back. I'm not sure
why this is. I know others had the same experience as the poster, so this
work-around does work.


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