Solved

Disabling XP net-printer autodetect

Posted on 2004-08-11
2
360 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-26
Hi.
How do I disable the feature in XP pro that installs and autodetect network printers?  I need my users to see only their own printer or the ones that the system administrator designates.

Thanks,

Julio Debroy
0
Comment
Question by:jadebroy
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
jgiordano earned 30 total points
ID: 11777448
Go to run command and type gpedit.msc
then go to userconfiguration>administrative templates>Control Panel>Printers
then look at the right pane and double click the the "browse network to find printers" and "Common website to find printers" and select disable for each. You can also enable the prevent users from adding printers.
0
 
LVL 24

Assisted Solution

by:Kenneniah
Kenneniah earned 20 total points
ID: 11777552
Just go to Tools|Folder Options in Windows Explorer, then on the View tab remove the top checkbox (Automatically search for network folders and printers).
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

cPanel is a Unix based web hosting control panel that provides a graphical interface and automation tools designed to simplify the process of hosting a web site. cPanel utilizes a 3 tier structure that provides functionality for administrators, rese…
Today, still in the boom of Apple, PC's and products, nearly 50% of the computer users use Windows as graphical operating systems. If you are among those users who love windows, but are grappling to keep the system's hard drive optimized, then you s…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
Are you ready to implement Active Directory best practices without reading 300+ pages? You're in luck. In this webinar hosted by Skyport Systems, you gain insight into Microsoft's latest comprehensive guide, with tips on the best and easiest way…

730 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question