To set or remove permissions for a printer

To change the permission settings for a printer, you must have the Manage Printers permission, which is one of several printer permissions For more information, click Related Topics

For instructions, click one of the two following tasks:

Set up new permissions for a printer

1.

Open Printers and Faxes 

2.

Right-click the printer for which you want to set permissions, click Properties, and then click the Security tab.

3.

Click Add.

4.

Click Look For, select the types of users you want to add, and then clicking OK.

5.

Click Look In, browse for the location you want to search, and then click OK.

6.

In the Name box, type the name of the user or group you want to set permissions for, separating each name with a semicolon ( ; ).

7.

To ensure the names are recognized by the directory, click Check Names.

Recognized names will appear underlined. If some names don't appear underlined, click Check Names again. If you need assistance in locating a name, click Advanced, type the beginning of the name in the Name box, and then click Find Now. From the list that appears, click the name you want to add, and then click OK. You can select many individual names by holding down CTRL as you click each name, or you can select a block of names by clicking the first name, holding down SHIFT, and then clicking the last name.

8.

Once all the names you want are listed in the Name box, click OK.

9.

In Permissions, click the Allow or Deny check box for each permission you want to allow or deny.

10.

To view or change the underlying printer permissions that make up Print, Manage Printers, and Manage Documents, click Advanced.

Change or remove permissions for a printer

1.

Open Printers and Faxes 

2.

Right-click the printer for which you want to change or remove permissions, click Properties, and then click the Security tab.

3.

Click the name of the user or group whose permissions you want to change or remove.

4.

In Permissions, click the Allow or Deny check box for each permission you want to allow or deny, if necessary. Or, to remove the user or group from the permissions list, click Remove.

5.

To view or change the underlying permissions that make up Print, Manage Printers, and Manage Documents, click Advanced.

Note

To open Printers and Faxes, click Start, click Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Printers and Faxes

You can also open printer properties in Printers and Faxes by clicking a printer, and then clicking Set printer properties under Tasks on the left side of the window. This option is available only if folders are set to look like a Web page and a printer is selected. For more information, click Related Topics

Related Topics

Display links to common tasks in folders

Assigning printer permissions

Access control overview

Security permissions for printing

Share your printer



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