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  1. vicmrp Win User

    How to disable "Let Windows manage my default printer". Not every time time the user logs...


    I am a apprentice in the field of IT. I work at DTU (Denmarks Technical University). It is a quite big university, with numerous institutions. I am working in one of these institutions. All the institutions is centralized, under one head IT department, and i am working in a sub IT department. All the departments gets Windows 10 through SCCM. And as far as i am concerned, there is only one image, which is meant to fit all institutions. So i cannot change the image for my needs, i can only tweak it after it has been installed (if that's possible).

    So when i make a new PC and install Windows 10, then i want, to set a default printer automatically. But only once.

    The hurdle is this Windows setting "Let Windows manage my default printer". I cannot figure out how to turn it off properly. I tried with GPO, but then every time the user logs in again, then it resets the policy. Which is a problem if a user actually wishes to have this setting turned on. Also i don't like the idea of pushing out a GPO affecting all PC's already on site! I only want to configure new PC's. Therefore i resolved to Powershell. With Powershell you can run a script containing two commands, does not even need admin rights. The first command install the printer. The second command sets the printer default. SO HERE IS THE PROBLEM. In order for the script to work you need to first disable the Windows setting "Let windows manage my default printer". Which is tied to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER in regedit. And if you run a PW script whit admin rights (what another admin account) then the changes in reg editor HKEY_CURRENT_USER, will be changed to the admin account running the script, which is not the goal.

    Any suggestions to automatically set the default printer settings (only once) on a PC after it has been installed (Changing the image is not an option i believe)?

    My approach, is to install a script on the computer (i believe i can do that automatically), that runs a PW job. That awaits when the intended user logs in. Then it install the printer by it self, then terminates when succeeded. The problem is just that i don't know how to disable "Let windows manage my default printer" setting.


    How do i disable "Let Windows manage my default printer"?

    :)
     
    vicmrp, Aug 8, 2019
    #1

  2. How to disable the "Let Windows Manage my default Printer"

    Hi Dharmendra,

    I suggest you to refer to the steps provided below which helps you to disable the Default print management.


    • Sign into your account as
      Administrator
      .

    • Open Settings, and click/tap on the
      Devices icon.

    • Click/tap on Printers & scanners on the left side, and turn on (default) or off
      Let Windows manage my default printer for what you want on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    • When finished, you can close Settings if you like.
    Once you have turned off this feature, it will get reflected for all the other users.

    Hope the information helps. Let us know if you need further assistance. We will be happy to help.

    Thank you.
     
    Krishna Prasobh V, Aug 8, 2019
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  3. tremore Win User
    Shared printer problem with windows 10 printer default manage


    Hi to all.

    I am having an annoing problem with shared printers.

    The user that share a printer lose the default printer in any case when another user print on this shared and it turn immediatly default printer only for the user that share the printer.

    The printer shared is a label printer without network port and all was working very well before this , in my opinion, unusefull improve.

    All user have the " not manage default option" , win 10 pro but seems that "default option" do not effect at all with shared printers.

    It is clear that is a very bad working for the sharing printer user that have to check every time what the actual default printer.

    any suggestion or is it a win 10 bug ?

    ciao
     
    tremore, Aug 8, 2019
    #3
  4. davidhk Win User

    How to disable "Let Windows manage my default printer". Not every time time the user logs...

    Default network printer randomly defaults to the adobe PDF printer


    Start button > Settings > Devices > Printers and scanners >click at your printer > click Set as Default > click at Microsoft Print to PDF > click Remove device > click Yes to confirm >
    I would suggest that you enable Let Windows manage my default printer option. That way, your default printer will be the last printer used.
     
    davidhk, Aug 8, 2019
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