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GPO not allowing setting default printer

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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.
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Commented:
Windows 10, Settings, Devices, Printers and Scanners, scroll down and turn OFF "Let Windows manage my default printers"

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I found the corresponding GPO setting (User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Printers\Turn off Windows default printer management) and disabled it.  I'll have one of my techs test tomorrow to see if that resolved the issue.  Thanks!
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You have not described how your users proceed and what exactly happens.

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That worked perfectly!  Thanks!
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You are very welcome and I was happy to help