Prevent deletion of printers

If this policy setting is enabled, it prevents users from deleting local and network printers.

If a user tries to delete a printer, such as by using the Delete option in Printers in Control Panel, a message appears explaining that a setting prevents the action.

This setting does not prevent users from running other programs to delete a printer.

If this policy is disabled, or not configured, users can delete printers using the methods described above.

Supported on: At least Windows 2000
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Value NameNoDeletePrinter
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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