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There are times when you want to change the default printer of a user orgroup of users without having access to the user's (or users') computer(s).You can do this by making a registry entry.
To change the default printer, add the registry entry as shown below:
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Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
Under the HKEY_ CURRENT_USER subtree, go to the following subkey:
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