Printer Installation Permissions

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What Group Policy settings can I change to ensure users are able to install network printers but not local printers?  I have set the policy Devices: Prevent users from installing printer drivers to Disabled so that they can install the drivers from the print server.  I have also set the Point and Print settings and pointed to our print servers.  What can I do to prevent users from installing local printers or created a TCP/IP port and installing the printer locally with the printer's IP address?
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if they can install network printers, they can install local printers... it doens't get that granular.
With Windows XP group policy you used to be able to specifically enable/disable adding local printers and the same for network printers.

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