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Group policy to disable changing Default Printers for Win 7/10 machines after updates

I would like to create a system-wide GPO for Win 7 & Win 10 machines to prevent Windows from reverting to the "Microsoft XPS Document Writer (MXDW)" after installing major updates and additionally to disable "Let Windows manage my default printer" completely.
Mwamba M.
Mwamba M.
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There’s unfortunately no Group Policy setting to prevent windows from managing your default printer. Instead you will have to deploy the following registry DWORD value using Group Policy Preferences:

HKEY_Current_User\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\LegacyDefaultPrinterMode Dword: 1

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If this is new to you, see the below web page for some information on GPP registry deployment.

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