How can I restrict which users can install local printer drivers?

A. It is possible to restrict print driver installation so that only Administrators and Print operators (on a server) or Power Users (on a workstation) can install local printer drivers

  1. Start the registry editor (regedit.exe)
  2. Move to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Providers\LanMan Print Services\Servers
  3. From the Edit menu select New - DWORD Value. Enter a name of AddPrinterDrivers and click OK
  4. Double click on the value and set to 1. Click OK
  5. Close the registry editor
  6. Reboot the machine

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