Prevent deletion of printers

If this policy setting is enabled it prevents users from deleting local and network printers. 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. If this policy is disabled or not configured users can delete printers using the methods described above.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> Explorer # NoDeletePrinter

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Control Panel -> Printers


* 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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