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Disable color printing in Cixtrix/terminal server

Posted on 2004-10-11
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I have a citrix metaframe box on windows 2000 server that i have about 20 sales consultants login to daily. They have GIANT color files that they for some reason like to print through citrix ( i mean we are talkin bout 200mb files) so you know when you print a very large file like that through citrix its going to eat up the server and network resources. I would like to be able to insure no user can print color files through citrix. Can this be done from the server? they are printing to many different color copiers/printers (we sale them)
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From about http://windows.about.com/library/tips/bltip016.htm

 With a simple registry change, you can limit new printer/driver installations to Administrators and Print Operators (and Power Users, on NT Workstation).  This is another way to "lock down" your NT machines and prevent unauthorized changes.

Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: System\CurrentcontrolSet\Control\Print\Providers\LanMan
Print Services\Servers
Name: AddPrintDrivers
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1

As always, use caution (and make backups) before editing the registry

With the appropriate permissions, you can view, start, stop and even delete print jobs on a computer. But what if you don't want someone to have those permissions? You can change permissions on a printer in a similar way to changing permissions on a file or folder. First, open the Printers folder from the Start Menu, or from the Control Panel. Right click the printer in question, and choose Properties. Click the Security tab to view the current permissions. You can add or remove user accounts in the upper section, and/or highlight the user in the upper section, and change the permissions in the lower section. Click OK to make any changes effective. Tip #301 contains detailed information on what the different permissions mean. In this way, you can restrict or allow any type of printing activity to certain users or groups.


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