Windows 10: Group Policy for printer preferences

Discus and support Group Policy for printer preferences in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hi. I'm not sure if this is the right place for this so please move it if not. The tech side of my work have sent nearly 100 laptops out on site, all... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Oculus Rex, May 4, 2021.

  1. Group Policy for printer preferences


    Hi. I'm not sure if this is the right place for this so please move it if not. The tech side of my work have sent nearly 100 laptops out on site, all running Windows 10. Admin account for us and a Kiosk account for the end users. Occasionally when the printers on site get unplugged, the printing preferences will revert to ones that don't work, likely because the printer has been assigned a new device ID. When that happens, we have to go into the admin account, take the other one out of kiosk and go into it, set the preferences and then go change it back to kiosk. While this isn't hard, it's long winded and irritating. I've been looking into setting a group policy to force the kiosk to use the preferences we set, no matter what happens. However since I'm new to group policies I'm hoping someone here can help me with where to look and what to change. Many thanks.

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    Oculus Rex, May 4, 2021
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  2. Group Policy for printer preferences

    Hi.

    I'm not sure if this is the right place for this so please move it if not. The tech side of my work have sent nearly 100 laptops out on site, all running Windows 10. Admin account for us and a Kiosk account for the end users. Occasionally when the printers on site get unplugged, the printing preferences will revert to ones that don't work, likely because the printer has been assigned a new device ID.

    When that happens, we have to go into the admin account, take the other one out of kiosk and go into it, set the preferences and then go change it back to kiosk. While this isn't hard, it's long winded and irritating.

    I've been looking into setting a group policy to force the kiosk to use the preferences we set, no matter what happens. However since I'm new to group policies I'm hoping someone here can help me with where to look and what to change.

    Many thanks.
     
    Oculus Rex, May 4, 2021
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  3. Castelon Win User
    Group Policy and the Default Printer

    I work at a library and we have computers for our patrons. I have manually installed 2 local printers, "a" and "b", on these public computers. They both use LPT1 as their port and they are not shared.

    I have created entries in Group Policy to delete unneeded printers, such as "Fax" and "Microsoft Print to PDF", on the public computers. I created these entries in Computer Configuration-Preferences-Control Panel Settings-Printers and these entries have
    deleted the unneeded printers.

    I simply want to use Group Policy to designate printer "a" as the default printer. I suppose that I should create an entry for "a" in User Configuration-Preferences-Control Panel Settings-Printers and use the "Update" action but I want to be sure.

    How do I use Group Policy to designate a default printer?
     
    Castelon, May 4, 2021
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  4. dalchina Win User

    Group Policy for printer preferences

    Group Policy for printer preferences

    Ok, I think you would need to handle that by means of a suitable script. I'm pretty sure Group Policies won't address details as fine and perhaps device specific as printer settings.
     
    dalchina, May 4, 2021
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