How to disable print screen with group policy

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How to disable print screen with group policy
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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.

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  • Group Policy Object Editor

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  1. 1

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

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

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

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