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Network printer query...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Alex Wright, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Alex Wright

    Alex Wright Megabyte Poster

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    Afternoon all,

    Does anyone know if it's possible to set user's printer defaults to greyscale rather than colour? Some people's defaults are colour and lots of ink is being wasted. I know it's possible to set the printer's defaults to greyscale using the control panel or the web interface. However, as I understand it user's personal preferences override them?

    Can anybody clarify?

    Thanks,

    - Alex
     
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  2. Leehaa

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    What's the set up where you are?

    If AD, you could perhaps include as part of the logon script - take their ability to manage the printer away...

    Set up two instances of it on the same port - one with greyscale default and one with colour...then set up the access as necessary...

    Let us know your set up and we can go into more detail...
     
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  3. dales

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    take out the colour toner!! :-)
     
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  4. Alex Wright

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    Hi Leehaa,

    Setup? Can you please elaborate? Do you mean the make/model number of the printers? They're all HP Laserjets shared amongst approximately 100 users.

    - Alex
     
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  5. flounder10

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    How is the printer shared? is it connected directly into the network, or is the printer connected to a single computer and shared from that computer?
     
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  6. Alex Wright

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    The printers in question are local printers on a server and shared out from there.
     
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  7. jades

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    is this forum full of ''I.T'' people who are at work and really havent got a clue so they post a question on here?
     
  8. Leehaa

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    Ok, well we have similar.

    To maintain ours, we have created two different instances of the laserjet on the print server - one as 'greyscale' and the other as colour.

    We have then set the security permissions on both to reflect the users needs via AD and from withing the security settings in printer properties - those who need to print in colour are on the colour queue. Those that don't are 'greyscale'. Users are further restricted by whether they can print, manage printers and manage documents... is that the type of thing you mean?
     
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  9. Leehaa

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  10. Leehaa

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    If that's you're opinion, why are you bothering to stick around?
     
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  11. jades

    jades New Member

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    hey duddeee no need to be like that mann. Keep your hair on
     
  12. Leehaa

    Leehaa Gigabyte Poster

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    :offtopic

    Anyway so Alex, did this help you at all:


    ..or did you need a little more assistance?

    Lee
     
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  14. BosonMichael
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    It's obviously got a few people who have nothing better to do than to troll forums... :dry

    You don't like it, there's the door. You're obviously not part of the solution.
     
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  15. Alex Wright

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    Yes thanks Leehaa! Sorry, haven't been on here for a while hence the delayed response. jades, not all of us have been working in IT all that long so sorry if we don't know everything . Judging from your posts I gather you're at a more advanced level than myself. Still, I have skills that you don't; the ability to be polite and show respect to others. In time that'll see me overtake idiots like you. If you've nothing constructive to say as BM's already suggested: "sling your hook".

    - Alex
     
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