Removing the “Do you trust this printer” message box

6 May

When changing printers recently  I noticed when testing that users would receive the following message:

trustprinter

This was a bit of a pain so I set about looking to remove this via Group Policy.

The option I settle on was documented here, but basically involved adding the following settings:

  • Create a new GPO
  • Navigate to Computer Configuration, Policies, Administrative Templates, Printers, Point and Print Restrictions and set it to Enabled.

Then change the following settings:

  • Users can only point and print to these servers > Unticked (Disabled)
  • Users can only point and print to machines in their forest > Enabled
  • When installing drivers for a new connection > Do not show warning or elevation prompt
  • When updating drivers for an existing connection > Do not show warning or elevation prompt

You now shouldn’t see the warning message.