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Dimming Printer Settings - HP Officejet d135

by AJones / November 16, 2004 5:53 AM PST

I'm sharing a HP Officejet D135 multifunctional printer which is attached to my son's desktop (via parallel cable) on my personal wireless network. I am using the HP Printing software that came with the printer. The desktop is running Windows XP Home, while my company's laptop is running Windows XP Professional. Since, the color ink is so expensive, I would like to enforce some restrictions on printing - besides grounding him (User rights only) for using up the ink. I have already set the default printing properties to black ink, but they can be changed by any user. In other words, I would like to "dim" the properties box command that gives the USER the ability to print in either black or in color ink while I (with ADMIN Rights) maintain the right to choose. Since: 1) I'm not using a print server, and 2) this desktop is not running Window XP Professional, how can I (with Admin Access) accomplish this?

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