Setting printer icons to be retrieved automatically through Group Policy

5 Oct

Whilst rolling out the printers via a new GPO I found that not all users were experiencing the lovely new printer icon. This setting can be easily overridden by rolling out the following Registry Entry via GP:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Device Metadata
  • Key: PreventDeviceMetadataFromNetwork
  • Value: 0

This will then allow icons to be retrieved from the internet automatically.

Before:

After:

Tidy.