Windows – Stop “Do you trust this printer?” Message

KB ID 0000508 Dtd 21/09/11

Problem

While setting up a new printer you might see this message on the screen, if you are manually installing a printer that’s fine, but if you are scripting the printer installs you DONT want all your users to see this popping up on their screens, it makes them flap, and then they will ring you up.

do you trust this printer?

Printers
Do you trust this printer?
Windows needs to download and install software from the {print server name} computer to print to {printer name}. Proceed only if you trust the {print server name} computer on the network.

So using group policy let’s tun this off.

Solution

1.  Go to your domain controller. Start > Administrative tools > Group Policy management console > either create a new policy and link it to your domain (or required OU’s) or edit an existing policy.

2. Edit the policy and navigate to:

Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Printers

3. Locate the “Point and Print Restrictions” policy and set it to enabled with the following settings:

When installing drivers for a new connection = Do not show warning or elevation prompt

When updating drivers from an existing connection = Do not show warning or elevation prompt

do you trust this printer?

4. This is also set in user policy so now navigate to:

User Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Printers

do you trust this printer?

5. Locate the “Point and Print Restrictions” policy and set it to enabled with the following settings:

When installing drivers for a new connection = Do not show warning or elevation prompt

When updating drivers from an existing connection = Do not show warning or elevation prompt

6. Apply the policies then close the policy editor. Then get the clients to reboot, wait a couple of hours, or manually run “gpupdate /force” on them.

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Author: Migrated

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