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Restrict network printer to only allow 2 people to print to it

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Quick issue.

Currently one of my clients has a printer in the CEO's office that everyone has the ability to print to.   The printer is not shared on the network so I am unsure how the printers are being added to the workstations, perhaps some clever people here that know how to manually map to it.

What is the best practice to only allow 2 people to access the printer?  

What I did was share the printer on the network, and removed everyone from the security tab under printer properties.   I then just added the 2 users that need it since they are on the domain.  My only worry is 1 user is a mac user and will the policy reach her mac machine allowing her to print?  I guess I need to test it out from another machine to ensure noone else can.   But I wanted thoughts if what I did was not 100% and perhaps there is a better recommendation.
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