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    Setting Networked HP2025s to black and white

    Sorry if this has been answered but I can't quite see how to do it. We have several networked HP 2025s and I need to set them to default to black and white, with a possibility of staff being able to change them back to colour.
    We have Server 2008R2 and the printers are added using policies, not logon scripts.
    I found the settings on the server but it only prints in black and white if you are logged on as admin.
    Anyone got a simple solution? Thanks

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    Oh come on, one of you must know something!!

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    I went to a PC ... ran a registry scan with the printer set to colour .... I then changed the setting to black and rerean the scanner to find out what registry key was changed ... I then exported it and called it black.reg ... I then ran regedit /s on logon and used the black.reg key ... that changed the printer setting on each logged in pc to black and white printing ....
    You can control this by gpo if you wish so that staff have colour and kids have black and white ... Ive done this with 2 HP tyupes of printer and it works well ... It also works with W7 and xp

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    Sounds good but I dont understand how to use gpos to do it. Can you explain? (on a pm?)

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    Wilco !! PM sent

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    What is your setup like? Do you have a print server?

    Did you also know that with HP Colour Laser printer even if you print in black and white is wastes the colour. When you send a job to the printer toner on all 4 cartridges is "loaded" any that is not used is dumped. So even if you set it to black and white its dumps colour toner and wastes it. I didnt know this until a buy from HP told me.

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