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    Switch printing off and on XP Home

    One of schools has a very challenging reception class child and then want to be able to turn off the ability to print on the class computer (XP Home) and switch it back on again when they want to allow the child to print (which is under supervision).

    This is without having to go into control panel etc.

    Is there a simple prog available with simple password system or does anyone know of a reg value I could toggle and I could write my own little autoit/vb script to do the job?

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    If you start/stop the print spooler on the PC it will do the job - from a command prompt

    net stop "Print Spooler"

    net start "Print Spooler"

    You can wrap that in whatever you like, but you will need to run it with admin privileges using runas or some other shortcut.

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    net stop "Print Spooler"

    net start "Print Spooler"
    I always like the simple ideas
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