Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

Professional Opinions
Ask a Question
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE

troubleshooting Question

GPO not allowing setting default printer

Avatar of rutaliet
rutalietFlag for United States of America asked on
Active DirectoryWindows 10
5 Comments1 Solution206 ViewsLast Modified:
We have created a GPO that locks down a shared, kiosk-type PC.  We do not want users to be able to access Control Panels, but we do need to allow users to set their own default printer.  Originally, we had a GPO setting:  User-Policy-Administrative template-Control Panel - prohibit access to control panel.  Obviously, that blocked access for the user to set a default printer.   So, the policy setting was changed to:  User-Policy-Administrative template-Control Panel - Show only specified Control Panel Items:  Microsoft.DevicesandPrinters.  
Users are still not able to set a default printer.  The default printer will vary based on the computer location, so we cannot set a default printer in the GPO.  Not sure how to resolve this.  Any help is appreciated.