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    Printer Access

    I look after my churches computer and I'm looking to replace our aging black & white laser printer with a colour one. However we have more than one user on the PC and with the cost of printer ink I'd like t be able to limit access to particular users. Can anyone suggest a way I might achieve this.

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    Peter

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    It depends!

    Is the printer stand alone or on a network?
    How many computers access the printer?
    As much info as you have please.

    cheers, Paul

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    It's one standalone PC with printer connected via USB currently on Windows 7

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    About all you can do is unplug it and hide the cable.

    cheers, Paul

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    I am not sure I understand your precise configuration and how the users work, but does this help ?

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/21246...a_printer.html

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    Many thanks, all built in when you know where to look.

    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peterjv View Post
    Martin
    Many thanks, all built in when you know where to look.

    Peter
    Peter: Are you saying that Windows has built-in functionality which allows you to require a password in order to print? If so, please explain what you have found.

    Thanks.

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    No. It appears to allow you to limit access to specified accounts and if they are password protected at login you can control which account can use the printer which was what I wanted. See link in Martins post.

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