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Printing in B&W

Posted on 2009-05-03
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How can we set selected printers on a FP server to print in B&W by default but enable users to select colour when needed without changing the client default from B&W to colour?
We have tried setting the FP driver default to B&W but the change is not always reflected on the client AND the client can always change the default back to colour which needs to be avoided (otherwise the whole network will soon be back to printing in colour permanently)
We have many different types of printers and would prefere to roll the change out remotely.
Group Policy or 3rd party solftware solutions welcome!
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by:OriNetworks
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The way I control that is by setting the printer settings on the printserver BEFORE installing the shared printer on the client. I install the printer on my printerserver, change the default to black and white. Share the printer and then install it on the workstations.
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by:hmritsupport
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Thanks OriNetworks,

A good solution we have tried with a few drawbacks:

1. Every client requires the driver re-install - client by client
2. The client still has the ability to change their own default setting after it is re-installed.

The client must not be able to change the client driver default settings but must be able to for an individual print... so that by default they print in B&W and they have to make a conscious decision to print in colour that must not remain that way thereafter..
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You could create a logon script that removes the current printers and reinstalls them.
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by:hmritsupport
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Many thanks OriNetworks. We will begin playing with the logon script.
Cheers
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