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IP printing...

Discussion in 'Networks' started by Jellyman_4eva, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. Jellyman_4eva

    Jellyman_4eva Byte Poster

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    Hi guys,

    Just a question for the people in the know...

    At work a couple of the server guys have run into some issues with users and printing..

    We have dedicated print servers with print quota's...

    Unfortunately some of the more gifted among them have learnt IP printing, to avoid the print server's and quota's!!

    How can this be avoided?!
     
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  2. Pete01

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    The users are setting up IP printing?

    Group policies come to mind.
     
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  3. Jellyman_4eva

    Jellyman_4eva Byte Poster

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    Yes the users themselves are setting up the printers...

    The loading and unloading device drivers right is possibly an answer, but people have those USB keys....!

    Any idea?
     
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  4. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Group Policy disabling the installation of local printers should fix that.

    Group Policy Object > User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Printers.

    8)
     
  5. Jellyman_4eva

    Jellyman_4eva Byte Poster

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    I have just checked that out, if that is selected does that mean that nobody will be able to install printers in the future?!

    LOL
     
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  6. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    It depends on how you distribute your Group Policies.

    For instance are all of your users in the standard users container? Or are they in their own Departmental OU's?

    Only apply the GPO to the OU's that need it applying to them. If your Admins are in a different OU then don't apply it to them!

    8)
     
  7. Pete01

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    If that doesn't work chop thier hands off :cheers
     
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  8. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    Out of interest, why is a business limiting it's printing facilities? Surely saving a few bob on toner and paper is going to have an adverse affect on productivity.
     
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  9. d-Faktor
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    d-Faktor R.I.P - gone but never forgotten.

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    @jellymen_4eva, many printers can be configured to only accept print jobs from certain hostnames or ip addresses. depending on your printer brands and types, this may be something worth looking at. define only the print server.
     

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