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Windows Server 2003 Permissions for printing

Is it possible to have permissions for printing in Windows Server 2003? Copying files? Example: group 1 to view/upload to folder(cannot print or copy files), group 2 to upload/view/print (cannot copy files).
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jonahzonaCommented:
If you want to have permissions for printing, first the printer should be a network printer, so users can add it through the domain.

Make a global security group in AD - for sake of argument lets call the GSG Printer1Users.

Add your users you want to be able to printer 1.

On the server that the printer is installed through, select the properties of the printer. Select security.

Adjust the settings as necessary. Add the Printer1Users as a group and give them authority to print. You may need to remove permissions or deny permissions for other users to that printer.

I have this set up at our school for the front desk printer. See attached screen shot. Screenshot
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hrhittn23Author Commented:
Thank you very much for your reply!

I think the problem that lies with.. well we have two main copiers which everybody uses. The solution you pointed out, it seems like User A will either have to be completely blocked from the printer, or allowed.

Perhaps I can go a little more in depth on what I'm trying to accomplish. I have a specific folder with multiple PDFs/TIFFS which need to be controlled. This will be the only folder on our server that I need to control print/copy privileges. I need User A to be able to print an Excel document from his local workstation to Printer1, but also be blocked from from not only printing to Printer1, but perhaps also from a local printer. I would assume setting privileges for copying files/folders won' be as difficult to control.

I didn't think/still don't think this is possible, but figured I'd throw it out there for somebody to prove me wrong!
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