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Restrict color printer in a share color laser printer

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Is there a way to restrict the color feature in a share color laser printer in a domain environment?  or at lease set the printer the print in black and white in the default setting when the printer is connected by and domain user.  I use a script to mount the share printer.  Is there an option in the script to default all print job to be black and white?  
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by:Stinky9000
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Do you need the printer to be ONLY B&W or just need users to default to print in B&W?
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by:TAS-IT
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I need the default to print in B&W
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Alright, So I assume the printer is hosted/shared from a server. Log in to the server go to printers and faxes right click the printer , select properties. Then you should see a printing preferences button... Click that and this is where you choose the defaults for the printer to be pushed out to clients. Now depending on whether the clients are already using the printer they may have set their own preferences. so one way to make them use your settings is delete and reconnect or use a script to do the same.
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I did that, but the default setting on the client is not the same as the default setting in the server.  I deleted the share printer and I reconnected the share printer, but default printer setting is still different.
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What if I just need B&W on this printer, how do I configure it so color prints are not allow.
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well getting a Color Printer to be just black and white can be difficult so what you need to check back on the server there are a couple drop down boxes that should be set to default when you choose your settings make sure they are not on default option because that will reset the settings. You can setup your options then save it as a profile dont forget to click Apply. Then go to the user ive seen it once before not with a HP printer but with a Konica Minolta where the settings were retained on the User's computer even after disconnecting and reconnecting, what we ended up finding out that our Users had permissions to change the defaults we took that permission away set the printer back to our settings and it worked fine..

p.s. there will be a couple boxes make sure you choose your profile. Hope That Helps
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