HPBOID.EXE remove it permanently - CONTINUE

I notice the method described previously, where I removed dependency from Windows Registry doesn't work properly with all HP printer drivers, so I continue the analysis looking into Windows Component Services.




I found 2 DCOM component with the same name of the services
HP Port Resolver
HP Status Server

From the properties of both component, I modified Launch Permission and Configuration Permission removing all accounts (MMC will crash because you will not have permissions).

You must then disable both Windows Services and restart server.
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7 comments:

Don said...

I used the DCOM method on a single PC with a Photosmart C6180. It worked perfrctly. Hpboid.exe and hppro.exe are nowhere to be seen even after printing. Thanks!

Joris Linssen said...

That didn't work for me, as the accounts kept reappearing after I deleted them. Instead, I modified all permissions for all accounts to 'deny'. Subsequently the two objects disappeared from the DCOM config list. When I now print, only one instance of hpbrpo.exe appears and remains in memory independant of the amount of print jobs. I can live with that.

jake said...

None of these methods work. It just resets the permissions or re-adds the accounts and reactivates the processes. Doh!

Vittorio Pavesi said...

@jake: Did you remove or did you deny ?

Anonymous said...

Hi there, Does this resolution work on a Terminal Server running Dynamic-GP? Thanks

Anonymous said...

Doesn't it work just setting the services to "disabled" ?

Haven't tried my self....

disbelief said...

Have you tried just renaming the files?