Configures a list of printers

Setting the policy lets administrators set up a list of printers for their users. Printer selection occurs the first time users try to print.

Using the policy:

* Customize free-form display_name and description for ease of printer selection.

* Help users identify printers using manufacturer and model.

* uri should be an address reachable from a client computer, including the scheme, port, and queue.

* Optionally provide uuid to help deduplicate zeroconf printers.

* Either use the model name for effective_model or set autoconf to True. Printers with both or no properties get ignored.

PPDs are downloaded after the printer is used, and frequently used PPDs are cached. This policy doesn't affect whether users can configure printers on individual devices.

Note: For Microsoft® Active Directory® managed devices, this policy supports expansion of ${MACHINE_NAME[,pos[,count]]} to the Microsoft® Active Directory® machine name or a substring of it. For example, if the machine name is CHROMEBOOK, then ${MACHINE_NAME,6,4} gets replaced by the 4 characters starting after the 6th position, in other words, BOOK. The position is zero-based.
See for more information about schema and formatting.

Example value:

{ "display_name": "Color Laser", "description": "The printer next to the water cooler.", "manufacturer": "Printer Manufacturer", "model": "Color Laser 2004", "uri": "ipps://", "uuid": "1c395fdb-5d93-4904-b246-b2c046e79d12", "ppd_resource": { "effective_model": "Printer Manufacturer ColorLaser2k4", "autoconf": false } }

Supported on: At least Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 family

Configures a list of printers

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Google\ChromeOS\Printers
Value Name{number}
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value


Administrative Templates (Computers)

Administrative Templates (Users)