Document Property Changes on Windows XP

For a Microsoft Windows 2000 version of this article, see 303733 .


Windows XP Printing Preferences are configured on a single-user basis. You cannot make changes to these settings on the server and then push them down to the client. This behavior is the same as Microsoft Windows 2000, but is different from Microsoft Windows NT 4.0.


This behavior is by design.

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Windows XP-based computers use "Printing Preferences." Printing preferences are set on a single-client basis, and changes to these settings on the server cannot be pushed down to the client. The functionality to push these particular settings down no longer exists in Windows XP. You can set some properties on the server that can be pushed down to the client by using the following steps.

Set Printing Defaults for a Network Printer

To create a set of printer properties that all clients connected to that printer will default to:

  1. Click Printers from the taskbar.
  2. Right-click the printer for which you want to set the default printing preferences, and then click Properties.
  3. Click the Advanced tab, and then click the Printing Defaults button.
  4. Using the Layout tab, the Paper/Quality tab, and the Advanced button, specify the appropriate default print settings.
The changes you make are reflected on connecting print clients.

ID articol: 320035 - Ultima examinare: 23 oct. 2008 - Revizie: 1