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Add printer driver only permissions

By bobk ·
I need to give a laptop user permissions to add printer drivers but do not want to give him power user level privs.
Windows NT 4.0 Workstation.
Tried add / remove drivers alone but that doesn't cut it.
Rapid responses would be greatly appreciated.

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by BobDank In reply to Add printer driver only p ...

Hi,

You should be able to accomplish this by editing the registry. Use regedt32, open HKEY_Local_Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors. With Monitors highlighted, select the Security pull-down, and pick Permissions. Click on Add. Select the current machine, and Users, and for Type of Access give them Full Controll. Click OK, then check the box to Replace permissions on Subdirectories, then Click OK again. They should now be able to add a printer to any type of printer port in the list (Local, LPR, Appletalk, etc.)

Note: You must be logged in as Admin rights to make this change. Also, I have not tried this to see if it works, but I don't see why it shouldn't.

Good Luck!

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by bobk In reply to Add printer driver only p ...

Tried this earlier. It doesn't settle the issue of acctualy installing the driver. Even giving the advanced user right " add / remove drivers" in combination with this doesn't succeed. More complete resolution is desperatly needed.

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by James_Randy In reply to Add printer driver only p ...

If you are still tackling this problem, perhaps you should consider calling your local super-hero.

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