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Block Printing Using GPO / Group Policy

I would like to be able to block the ability to print using group policy. Obviously I could disable the printer spooler service on logon using batch scripts, but is this a good idea? Is there a cleaner way of doing this? Really not happy with this method..

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UncleVirus

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@Venjurajav: This is exactly what I was looking for - Thank you!

@innocentdevil: There is no GPO that specifically blocks a user from printing on that link you provided, I'm afraid.

@motnahp00: Your solution is a little lacking in information. I am kind of assuming you mean the same as Venjurajav.

Thank you all for your input. I will attempt this and let you know my findings.
Kash

my apologies. I thought there was an option. I will double check and post back.

The only other viable option via sharing and permissions. create special printing group and remove everyone group.
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I think that's the group I'll go down. It's a school and the structure in AD is really well organised thanks to my mild OCD, so it'll be dead easy to apply :-)
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Worked a treat - thanks guys!