Stopping USB/LPT Printer installs

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Steely, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. Steely

    Steely OSNN Addict

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    Wonder if you could help? We're running a Windows 2000 Network with 1000+ XP Pro clients and we're looking at stopping users connecting Parallel/USB local printers at their workstations.

    Anyone know of a way we can stop users adding local printers, but still enable them to use cameras, scanners and other USB devices and add network printers?

    Thanks



    Dan
     
  2. Reg

    Reg eXperienced!

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    That's a simple fix. Open up the Group Policy editor (Start-->Run-->GPEDIT.MSC). Under the User Configuration section, select Control Panel, Then Select Printers. Change "Disable Addition Of Printers" to true (or yes). Close the editor and you're done.