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Printer administration by standard user: Is it possible in Win7 Home Prem?

By r_widell ·
A friend with an HP laptop running Windows7 Home Premium recently added a standard (non-administrative) account for his wife. She's not computer literate, and somehow manages to get jobs in the print queue that generate errors. He then needs to login as an administrative user to clear the queue and restart the spooler. Attempts to cancel and/or delete these errored print jobs as a standard user result in an infinite time-out.

He's naturally reluctant to give her administrative privileges for the entire computer and would like to give her printer administration privileges in her normal account. I'm primarily a Unix/Linux guy and my experience with Windows OS (dating back to NT4) is all with the Pro varieties. Win7 Home doesn't seem to offer the kind of fine-grained control (at the graphical UI) that I've seen with the Pro versions of Windows.

Search results all seem to relate to Win7 Pro. I've been unable to come up with the correct search terms that provide an answer relating to Win7 Home.

Is there any way of adding printer administrative privileges to a standard user account in this OS? Perhaps by way of "NET USER ..." or gpedit?


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by psionx In reply to Printer administration by ...

1.goto start menu devices and printers
3.righ-click on the icon of your printer
4. click printer properties the security tab the user or group you want to change permissions for.
7.check the the boxes below for allow or deny then click ok to save the changes and exit.

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by r_widell In reply to the anwer

He reports back that he can now administer the printer when logged in as a standard user.

A truly elegant solution, thank you.


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