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hiding installed printer

rudytan2000
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I would like to hide the installed printers from my users. This mean the users would not be able to see the installed printers in Control Panel, Office applications etc. I could not do a remove to these printers simply becoz I have a printer driver that would actually send print jobs to these installed printers.

Anyone has any idea on how to achieve this?
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Is it a shared printer that you're trying to hide?
Just share it with a $ after the name...

Otherwise, create a group, and disallow rights to use the printer on that group...
As SIRBOUNTY commented use a $ after the share name, because share Names With a "$" Character at the End Are Hidden
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;90929

A Description of the Privilege That a User Must Have to Install or Modify a Local Printer
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=297780

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I have not tried the above two solutions. But if i create a user group, would the user not in this group still be able to see the printer? coz i dont want to let them see it at all.
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