Set Permissions for Print Servers

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

To secure a print server, you must consider what rights users and groups will have. You can secure a print server by granting specific rights to users or groups of users. For each user or group of users, you can grant or deny permission to:

  • Print documents

  • Manage printers

  • Manage documents

  • View details about the print server

  • Manage the print server

  • Use special permissions or advanced settings

Set permissions for print servers

  1. Open Print Management.

  2. In the left pane, click Print Servers, right-click the applicable print server and then click Properties.

  3. On the Security tab, under Group or users names, click a user or group for which you want to set permissions.

  4. Under Permissions for <user or group name>, select the Allow or Deny check boxes for the permissions listed as needed.

  5. To edit Special permissions, click Advanced.

  6. On the Permissions tab, click a user group, and then click Edit.

  7. In the Permission Entry dialog box, select the Allow or Deny check boxes for the permissions that you want to edit.

Additional considerations

  • To open Print Management, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Print Management.

  • You must have Administrative permissions in order to change permissions for users and groups.

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