Setting priniter preferences for the Xerox Phaser 8560 for different users logging into the same machine
Posted on 2011-09-02
I have two labs that will be printing to a Xerox Phaser 8560 printer. This printer can print color. In order to save color ink costs, I was hoping to add two printers in the 'devices & printers' on each of the computers in the labs. One of these printers to be the "black & white only" printer. And the other printer to be the "color" printer. I am running into a problem though. Even when I'm logged into Administrator of the machine (locally) or logged in as Administrator (network) into a particular computer in the lab, and set up the printer prefs for the B&W only printer to print B&W only...it will not keep this setting. Because when I log off as administrator and then log in as a faculty or student user, I'll go to the printer prefs of that B&W only printer that I set up...and I'll see in the color options tab that it has reverted back to Color. This is frustrating me. I've been talking to Xerox tech support with no solutions. Does anyone have a possible solution to this? Is there a registry hack that I could set on each machine to get the B&W printer to "keep" its B&W color option no matter what user logs onto that particular machine? We have about 60 computers, but I'm willing to change registry settings if need be. I have no other options, yet.