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There is no way (currently) to accomplish what you are asking.
You can set the default to Greyscale, but the users will have the option to print in colour.
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That maybe true with Enterprise class printers i.e. the Konica Minolta / Xerox Enterprise Workgroup MFPs, but the HP Officejet Pro X 576 DW Multifunction Printer does not support this feature.
If you are sharing the printer from a server, you can set the shared printer properties to print greyscale, then set the security options on the printer so that domain users do not have manage permissions for the printer. That should theoretically prevent users from being able to change the color, but I haven't tested that setup.
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