Printer Permissions on Windows®
What are printer permissions? What are the techniques to set printer permissions on Windows?
Printer is an external device which can be connected to the system. The printer would produce the hard copy of data present in the system into physical media like paper. Many of the printers are connected through local cable to computer. Windows offers four types of printer permissions such as 'Print' 'Manage documents', 'Manage printers' and 'Special permissions'. If the correct driver is not installed, then the printer device would not work properly. You need to install and update the printer driver so that it is compatible with the current Operating System. Printers which are capable of sharing files from one computer to another system via some connections are termed as shared printers. 'Manage printer' is a permission which performs the tasks associated with the print permission and has complete administrative control of the printer.
Following are some printer permissions; and techniques to set printer permissions on Windows:
- Printer permissions
- Tips to set permissions for a printer
- Things to keep in mind
The printer comes with default permissions in order to manage the printer; since printer is available by all the users in the network. It provides the permissions which helps to connect the printer and also helps in sending documents. These permissions are mainly used for security purpose. You might be able to rename, delete, share, and choose preferences for the printer. The permission called 'Manage documents' allows the user to pause, resume, restart and rearrange the order of documents submitted by all other users.
Tips to set permissions for a printer
In almost all the Windows Operating systems, the tips to set the permission for the printers are the same. You need to select 'Start' and 'Choose Printers and Faxes' from the 'Control panel'. Then you would get printers that are installed on your computer. Right click on the printer that you want to set permissions for and then choose 'Properties'. From the 'Security' tab, you might see a list of users to set permissions for. There are different kinds of users such as administrator, average etc. You could select the required user and could set the permission.
Things to keep in mind
Only authentic users can access the printer permission, and access the printer in Windows Operating System. You need to have 'Manage Printers' permissions for changing the settings of a printer device. You need to be careful while setting the printer permissions on Windows operating system because improper settings would lead to malfunctioning of the printer.
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