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Control Color printing on Dell 5100cn and 5110cn Over Network

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I have a Windows 2008 server and I want to be able to control who prints in color and who prints in black and white. The reason for this is in a school enviroment we do not want students wasting toner.

The printers in question are Dell 5100cn and Dell 5110cn. I have setup the printers on the server (Windows 2008), shared the printers, and then distributerd them through group policy. I used the drivers downloaded from Dell's website. All workstations are Windows XP SP3.

I have tried creating multiple instances of the printer with different print preferences on the server but the users always have the default settings on their printer after it installs for them.

Any help in limiting who can use b&w printing and who color?
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mikesuss earned 1000 total points
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Think you will need a separate program to do this.


take a look at http://www.doc-q-route.com/

They have a plug in to group policy to restrict color.
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by:Mark_McCrea_me01
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It looks like that is going to be the only solution, I'll get on testing it and let you know if it works in the enxt couple of days.
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