Disable print notification for Windows 7 via registry
Posted on 2011-09-21
I have been fighting this for a while now. I am trying to disable print notification for networked printers on all Windows 7 desktops in a domain. I don't think there is a way to do this directly in the GPO, so I made a registry key that sets HKLM\System\currentcontrolset\control\print\providers\Netpopup to a value of 0 and have deployed that through a GPO. I can see it is taking effect on the workstation by looking at the registry key, but the printer notification balloons keep popping up. Is this key not used in Windows 7 even though it exists?
How else can this be accomplished? I don't want the users to have to modify the properties on the local print server to uncheck the box for notifications if I can avoid it.