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restrict color printing on windows xp workstations?

Posted on 2009-05-06
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We would like to block the ability of users to print in color on a networked RICOH Aficio MP C4500 PCL 6 driver.  Ricoh has no way to make this change on the printer without setting up elaborate codes for each user to put in once they print.  We are using active directory and all of our users are power users (not admins).
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You can set up the printer normally and then add another printer on the same port, for the one you want to restrict to black and white, there should be an option in the "Printing Preferences" and "Printing Defaults" to only print in greyscale, you can then assign them as needed (eg through a logon script) - removing the "Manage Printers" permission on the black and white should stop them manually select to print in colour
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