We have a network printer (Hp4000) in a school and would like to prevent some machines (25 pc's) from being able to print to it or create a tcpip port pointing to it. The network is a workgroup, not a domain, consisting of Windows XP machines. All pc's and the printer are on the same subnet and should remain that way. Users on the pc's have admin rights.
It doesn't have to be a fool proof solution, or unbreakable solution. We just to minimize chances of using that printer accidentally from these 25 pc's.
Suggestions ? Is it possible to redirect a specific ip address to a dummy ip address using a hosts file, or a similar approach ?