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How to Define Printer Properties on Windows Workstations

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By Emmanuel Oettinger

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Posted: 29 Sep 2005


How to define printer properties on Windows workstations.


Use a registry compare tool (like ART or others) and take a snapshot of the registry.

On a installed printer (or install a new one), set the properties you want (rectoverso, paper size, cost center, NDPS notifications, etc).

Take another snapshot of the registry, check the differences on the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER...] section. Export the sections you want to a .reg file and deploy it with the /q option.


This registry piece sets a cost center ID on my Canon 6020 printer:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00




MS-Windows, with NW client (any)

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