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    Pause printer when logging on

    Hi Folks

    Was wondering if anyone knew from a registry key if when someone logs onto a computer it automatically pauses the printer for a room and then the teacher has control over when he/she wants to give access to the pupils for the printer.

    I would prefer a registry edit but will consider other options if anyone has any.

    We use windows xp machines connected to windows 2003 servers. Not sure if we could do it in group policy.

    Any help would be great.

    THanks

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    Re: Pause printer when logging on

    You can control the printer status with some VB scripting and WMI.
    You can alter who can print with VB scripting aswell but you need to fiddle with the ACLs on the printer object instead.

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    Re: Pause printer when logging on

    Quote Originally Posted by ranj
    Was wondering if anyone knew from a registry key if when someone logs onto a computer it automatically pauses the printer for a room and then the teacher has control over when he/she wants to give access to the pupils for the printer.
    Not quite what you want but if you install "Internet Printing" (Windows component) on the printer server PC (assuming that is how you print), you can access printer control with a web browser - "http://serverPC/printers".

    Tim

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