Group Policy for printer preferences


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #1

    Group Policy for printer preferences


    Hi.

    I'm not sure if this is the right place for this so please move it if not. The tech side of my work have sent nearly 100 laptops out on site, all running Windows 10. Admin account for us and a Kiosk account for the end users. Occasionally when the printers on site get unplugged, the printing preferences will revert to ones that don't work, likely because the printer has been assigned a new device ID.

    When that happens, we have to go into the admin account, take the other one out of kiosk and go into it, set the preferences and then go change it back to kiosk. While this isn't hard, it's long winded and irritating.

    I've been looking into setting a group policy to force the kiosk to use the preferences we set, no matter what happens. However since I'm new to group policies I'm hoping someone here can help me with where to look and what to change.

    Many thanks.
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  2. Posts : 34,884
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi, I came across these with another thread today - might give some ideas. Not tried this myself nor have I seen a similar question until today:
    Default printer via GPO
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    dalchina said:
    Hi, I came across these with another thread today - might give some ideas. Not tried this myself nor have I seen a similar question until today:
    Default printer via GPO
    Thank you for the reply. Unfortunately that thread deals with setting a default printer which isn't an issue for us. I'm looking for help with setting the print preferences, paper size, tray etc.
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  4. Posts : 34,884
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #4

    Ok, I think you would need to handle that by means of a suitable script. I'm pretty sure Group Policies won't address details as fine and perhaps device specific as printer settings.
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  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    dalchina said:
    Ok, I think you would need to handle that by means of a suitable script. I'm pretty sure Group Policies won't address details as fine and perhaps device specific as printer settings.
    Damn I was afraid of that. Unfortunately I don't think a script will run in kiosk either. Ah well, we will just have to stick with doing it the long way. Thank you anyway!
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