Set Group Policy for printers

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To set Group Policy for printers

  1. Start Group Policy according to the object you want to set printer policy to. For more information on how to start Group Policy, see Related Topics.

  2. After selecting the properties page of the object you want to set printer policy to, select the Group Policy node.

    • If you want to set policies that apply only to computers, expand the Computer Configuration node, and then expand Administrative Templates.

    • If you want to set policies that apply only to users, expand the User Configuration node, expand Administrative Templates, and then expand Control Panel.

  3. Double-click Printers to open a listing of policies.

  4. Double-click the printer policy you want to set.

  5. On the Policy tab, enable or disable the policy by selecting or clearing the appropriate radio button. With some policies, you might need to enter additional information.


  • If you do not want to change the current state of the policy setting, leave it as it is (not configured) to save processing time.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Group Policy overview
Group Policy and printing