Turn off downloading of print drivers over HTTP

Specifies whether to allow this client to download print driver packages over HTTP.

To set up HTTP printing, non-inbox drivers need to be downloaded over HTTP.

Note: This setting does not prevent the client from printing to printers on the Intranet or the Internet over HTTP. It only prohibits downloading drivers that are not already installed locally.

If you enable this setting, print drivers will not be downloaded over HTTP.

If you disable this setting or do not configure it, users will be able to download print drivers over HTTP.


Supported on: At least Windows Server 2003 operating systems with SP1 or Windows XP Professional with SP2
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers
Value NameDisableWebPnPDownload
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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