Do not allow v4 printer drivers to show printer extensions

This policy determines if v4 printer drivers are allowed to run printer extensions. V4 printer drivers may include an optional customized user interface known as a printer extension. These extensions may provide access to more device features but this may not be appropriate for all enterprises. If you enable this policy setting then all printer extensions will not be allowed to run. If you disable this policy setting or do not configure it then all printer extensions that have been installed will be allowed to run.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> Printers # V4DriverDisallowPrinterExtension

  2. The Administrative Template path is:



* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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