Learn about printer permissions in Windows® 7
Explain the different printer permissions in Windows 7 system. How can these permissions be useful and what are the different permissions?
Printer permissions are the set of properties you can manage according to your needs so that all who use the printer in the network will be affected by the changes. You can rename or share a printer, access permission for printer and determine who can manage documents or properties for the printer. The manufacturer manages these printer permissions or in business workspace it is done by system administrator. Printer permissions are useful in the business workspace because users in a network share a single printer. Each user can access the printer and modify the printer according to his or her needs. However, it not suitable for a office space. Therefore, the printer permissions are important in the printer-sharing environment. You need to set printer permissions according to your needs. System administrator can manipulate the printer name and mange the printing jobs according to the requirements.
The methods to set printer permissions and the types of permissions are discussed below:
- Print & manage documents
- Manage Printers & Permissions
- Setting up procedure
Print & manage documents
There are four types of printer permissions in Windows 7. First is Print type in which by default you can print and cancel, pause, or restart documents or files that are sent to a printer. In the Manage documents, you can manage printing jobs of a printer and another user’s printing job in queue.
Manage Printers & Permissions
This type of permission allows you to rename, delete, share and choose preferences according to your needs. You can also set printer permissions for other printer users and manage printing jobs. Administrative group has default access to the permission of printers. Another type of permission is special permissions by which system administrators can change the printer owner.
Go to 'Printers and Faxes' in the Control Panel of your Windows 7 system. You can see the installed printers on your system and right click on the printer on which you want to set permissions. Go to Properties to get Security tab and you can find the list to which you can set permissions. You may give permissions according to your needs.
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