posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 07:33 PM
After further testing of this problem i think my first suggestion may not work the way i was expecting it to.
Its not a problem ive come up against before so i was thinking on my feet a bit. Of course you can control who has access to the print by using right
linked to user accounts but it seems that if you select the printer from an account that does not have the rights to print the system does not try to
elevate permissions by asking for the administrators account password like i was expecting it to.
So after a bit of rethinking i would say the only way to control access to the printer in the manor you want is to create a separate account that is
only used for printing.
How to do it..
- Log in with an administrators account
- Create a new account called something like 'For printing'.
- Password protect the new 'For printing' account.
- Add the new user to the manage printer and manger documents on the security tab of the printer.
- In the 'security tab > advanced' of the printer properties make sure the administrator is the 'owner' of the printer as it might be set to
- Remove all other users from the print permission including Everyone, the administrators group and the administrator.
- Then only log into that account when you want to print something.
- Set the power options to put the computer into standby mode after say 15mins of inactivity and require a password when it comes out of standby.
edit on 21-10-2012 by PhoenixOD because: (no reason given)