Learn how to prevent deleting a Printer in Windows 7.
If a user tries to delete a printer, such as by using the Delete option in Printers in Control Panel, a message appears explaining that a setting prevents the action.
This setting does not prevent users from running other programs to delete a printer.
Prevent Deleting of Printers
- Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.
Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.
- Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Control Panel, and then select Printers in the left column of the Group Policy editor.
- Double-click Prevent deletion of printers in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
- Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.
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