List of Approved USB-connected print devices

This setting is a component of the Device Control Printing Restrictions. To use this setting, enable Device Control Printing by enabling the "Enable Device Control Printing Restrictions" setting.

When Device Control Printing is enabled, the system uses the specified list of vid/pid values to determine if the current USB connected printer is approved for local printing.

Type all the approved vid/pid combinations (separated by commas) that correspond to approved USB printer models. When a user tries to print to a USB printer queue the device vid/pid will be compared to the approved list.

Supported on: At least Windows 10 Server, Windows 10 or Windows 10 RT

Specify the list of approved USB-connected printer devices.

The list is a comma separated list of USB vid/pid values. Example: 0351/0872,135E/2179


Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers
Value NameApprovedUsbPrintDevices
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value


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