Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

How can i password or block printer access to a user.

by FocusedWolf / December 5, 2007 12:34 AM PST

I'm talking about a printer hooked directly to my computer via usb

Os: Windows xp pro.

I'm trying to stop a user/sister from blowing all my ink of worthless crap...i swear she can sniff out that new ink cartridges were loaded.

Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: How can i password or block printer access to a user.
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: How can i password or block printer access to a user.
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Have you tried asking her
by Jimmy Greystone / December 5, 2007 12:43 AM PST

Have you tried asking her to stop? Often times a simple direct solution is best. Otherwise, get her to chip in for the replacement cartridges if she's going to be printing a lot of stuff.

It's just too easy to bypass XP's permissions if you know what you're doing, so you can't really rely on them.

Collapse -
The Security tab to change the printer permissions
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 5, 2007 1:16 AM PST

The Security tab to change the printer permissions will only show if you PRESS AND HOLD DOWN CTRL while right clicking and selecting properties.

Now either remove this account from the list or revoke everyone and add your selected accounts.


Popular Forums
Computer Help 47,885 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,322 discussions
iPhones, iPods, & iPads 3,188 discussions
Security 30,333 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,177 discussions
HDTV Picture Setting 1,932 discussions
Phones 15,713 discussions
Windows 7 6,210 discussions
Networking & Wireless 14,510 discussions

Big stars on small screens

Smosh tells CNET what it took to make it big online

Internet sensations Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla discuss how YouTube has changed and why among all their goals, "real TV" isn't an ambition.