Group Policy includes the Printers preference extension. This extension allows you to create, configure, and delete local, shared, and TCP/IP printers.

Getting started

You can create and configure Printer preference items for any domain-based Group Policy object (GPO). You configure the settings by editing a GPO using the Group Policy Management Console. When editing a GPO, you can find this preference extension at the following location:

Computer Configuration or User Configuration

   └ Preferences

      └ Control Panel Settings

         └ Printers

For information about how to use this extension to create and configure a preference item, see the following topics: