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Configuring Default Security for Print Servers

In Windows Server 2008 and earlier versions, the following permissions are assigned by default when a new printer is added to the Print Management console:

  • Administrator has Print, Manage Printers, and Manage Documents permissions.
  • Creator Owner has Manage Documents permission.
  • Everyone has Print permission.

If an administrator wants to modify these permissions for all printers on a print server running on one of these platforms, he needs to open the properties for each printer individually and make the necessary changes on the Security tab of each printer's properties sheet. This can be inconvenient if the administrator needs to modify printer permissions to comply with corporate security policy.

New in Windows Server 2008 R2 is the capability of modifying the default security settings for all printers installed on a print server. This can be configured by using the new Security tab on the properties sheet for a print server. Any changes made to these default security settings will then be inherited automatically by any new printers added to the print server. Changes to these default security settings do not modify the permissions for any existing printers on the print server.

You can modify a print server's default security settings by using Print Management running on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. You can also take or assign ownership of a print server by clicking Advanced and selecting the Owner tab of the Advanced Security Settings dialog box.

Note A user must have View Server permission to view printer settings on a print server. A user must have Manage Server permission to add or delete printers, drivers, ports, and forms on printers or to modify settings on a print server.

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In this tutorial:

  1. Managing Printing
  2. Enhancements to Printing in Windows 7
  3. Printing Enhancements Previously Introduced in Windows Vista
  4. Additional Printing Enhancements in Windows 7
  5. How Printing Works in Windows 7
  6. Understanding XPS
  7. Understanding the Windows Printing Subsystem
  8. Understanding Printer Driver Isolation
  9. Understanding the Print Management Console
  10. Enhancements to the Print Management Console in Windows 7
  11. The Print Management Console
  12. Adding and Removing Print Servers
  13. Configuring Default Security for Print Servers
  14. Adding Printers Using the Network Printer Installation Wizard
  15. Creating and Using Printer Filters
  16. Creating and Using Driver Filters
  17. Managing Printers Using Print Management
  18. Configuring Properties of Printers
  19. Publishing Printers in AD DS
  20. Managing Printer Drivers
  21. Configuring Printer Driver Isolation Mode
  22. Configuring Printer Driver Isolation Mode Using the Print Management Console
  23. Configuring Printer Driver Isolation Mode Using Group Policy
  24. Troubleshooting Driver Isolation
  25. Exporting and Importing Print Server Configurations
  26. Printer Export Files
  27. Performing Bulk Actions Using Print Management
  28. Client-Side Management of Printers
  29. Installing Printers Using the Add Printers Wizard
  30. Searching for Printers
  31. Installing Printers Using Point and Print
  32. Using Devices And Printers
  33. Using the Color Management CPL
  34. Managing Client-Side Printer Experience Using Group Policy
  35. Configuring the Add Printer Wizard
  36. Disable Client-Side Printer Rendering
  37. Configuring Package Point and Print Restrictions
  38. Extending Point and Print Using Windows Update
  39. Deploying Printers Using Group Policy
  40. Preparing to Deploy Printers
  41. Deploying a Printer Connection
  42. Limitations of Deploying Printers Using Group Policy
  43. Migrating Print Servers
  44. Migrate Print Servers Using Print Management
  45. Migrating Print Servers Using PrintBRM
  46. Monitoring and Troubleshooting Printers
  47. Configuring E-Mail Notifications
  48. Configuring Print Server Notifications
  49. Configuring Script Actions
  50. Configuring Detailed Event Logging