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    GPO to remove printer properites

    Some of the lovely darlings here have decided to change the printer to print in mirror and negative. I've had a quick look through group policy management but can't find how stop them altering the printer properties. Anyone know how to do this?
    We're using XP on a 2003 network and they only have "print" permissions to the printer.
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    Re: GPO to remove printer properites

    Is this just affecting their personal profile or your server settings?

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    Re: GPO to remove printer properites

    Amazingly they seem to have altered the printer properties on the server, but even so, I'd like them to have no properties ever - even just for that session.
    How do you guys do it?
    Cheers.

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    Re: GPO to remove printer properites

    Check the permissions on the printers - the users should not have 'manage printer' permissions.

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    Re: GPO to remove printer properites

    They don't. The only permission they have is "Print"

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    Re: GPO to remove printer properites

    5 magic beans to the first person to solve this!

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    Re: GPO to remove printer properites

    Check you havent got some permissions coming through with some nested groups.

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    Re: GPO to remove printer properites

    I'll check, but are you guys saying that when a pupil goes to print in your school, they don't have a properties button?

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    Re: GPO to remove printer properites

    They can change their particular print setup yea. It does not affect everyone else though ie it doesnt change the server defaults.

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    Re: GPO to remove printer properites

    Ok thanks.

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    Re: GPO to remove printer properites

    Quote Originally Posted by eejit
    I'll check, but are you guys saying that when a pupil goes to print in your school, they don't have a properties button?
    They do, but changes are not kept or propergated to the server

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    Re: GPO to remove printer properites

    What sort of printer is it - many of ther bigger HPs can be configured through the front panel if you haven't restricted it.

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    Re: GPO to remove printer properites

    It's a HP 4050, so pretty old, but I may be able to do it through their web interface.
    cheers

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    Re: GPO to remove printer properites

    If you use the jet direct software Im pretty sure you can stop them doing stuff with the front panel.

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    *bump*

    Would also like to remove the print properties button as i have set 2 printers up that are both the same printer, 1 is set to greyscale and the other colour but this one is paused. They have figured out they can alter the properties to make it print in colour.

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