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Stop Users from changing default printers

I have a bunch of users who basically use a set of machines (3 or 4) Windows 7 machines.  Is there a way to prevent them from changing the default printer settings?
Windows 7Windows Server 2012Printers and Scanners

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8/22/2022 - Mon
Deorali

If these machines are on domain, you can use group policy. Try the instruction provided here:
http://www.normanbauer.com/2011/03/11/how-to-disable-windows-7s-default-printer-management/
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didn't really work. But thanks.
Aaron

Why not hide the devices and printers ;-)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2018577/en-us

I think this will accomplish what you want. Best of luck and happy thanksgiving!
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I'll look into this.  Not sure it will work because I think there's a second printer for the supervisor. But thanks for this suggestion.  I'll let you know.  If I prohibit access to the control panel will that do the trick?
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I had to put a policy in place to stop all the users from making any changes to anything.  I took away all access t the control panel.  Hiding the printers wasn't a good option because the admins needed access.