Restrict printing from certain applications

Posted on 2011-10-04
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
We are currently working on a server which users RDP into and are able to print documents to a local printing. We have an application which was created for our purpose but we would like to restrict printing from this application. Unfortunately, the developer has said restricting printing is not an option from the application.

Is there a software or something similar that will allow me to restrict printing from certain applications?? Please advise.
Question by:digital-doctors
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    by:Shaik M. Sajid
    he can remove print button from the applications or he can restrict users to print form the application... this can be done by programme it self...

    theck with him properly...

    all the best

    Author Comment

    Due to political reasons, the developer is not assisting us with the solution, any other suggestions?
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    Accepted Solution

    I think you are going to struggle with this without turning printing off completely. Printing is handled by windows itself, and your application just hooks into the API. Even if the developer were to alter the application, there would be nothing to stop a user using print-screen and pasting the contents into another app.

    The only way I could think to achieve this without turning printing off on the workstation, is to use terminal services for that app from a server with no printers set up, and disable client printing on the RDP or ICA protocols.

    Author Closing Comment

    Many thanks,

    Although this doesn't solve the issue. It does confirm our position on whether it is possible or not. In this case not.

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