Print queue: Printer Defaults on server versus users' PCs
Posted on 2008-10-13
I have a print server running Windows Server 2003 that has about 30 printers on it. What I want to be able to do is to set the Printing Defaults on the printers that I setup on the server and have them show as those defaults on the users' pc's each and every time they print a document.
Example: I have a color printer that I have on the server with Printing Ddefault to print to Black & White. When I first install the printer on a user's PC, the defaults are carried over. The user can go into the printer properties on their own machine and change it to print to color under Printing Preferences. That's fine, as I do want to allow them to be able to print to color when they need to. But once they change that setting on the printer on their own machine, the printer settings will stick like that until they themselves go back into the Printing Preferences on their PC and change it back.
Is there any way to force the printers on the PC to revert back to the Printing Defaults as specified on the server for anytime they print? What I really want to accomplish is to make sure users are printing to B&W for every single job unless they manually change the setting to color for each and every job they print.