How to disable print screen with group policy

Updated February 21, 2017

With the Group Policy Object Editor program, you can manage various types of rules for use with the accounts on a server. When you have administrator privileges on your computer, you can enable or disable any group policy rules to meet your preferences. For example, you can disable the web-based printing policy to remove the print screen at any time to change the default behaviour of your printing environment.

Click on the “Start” button from your desktop and then click on the “Programs” option.

Double-click on the “Group Policy Object Editor” option. The Group Policy window will then appear on your screen with a list of folder on the left side of the window.

Click on the plus sign next to the “Computer Configuration” field to expand the folders.

Click on the plus sign next to the “Administrative Templates” field and then click on the plus sign next to the “Printers” field.

Click on the “Disable Web-Based Printing” option and the print screen will be fully disabled.

Things You'll Need

  • Group Policy Object Editor
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