Specify storing of printer properties in user settings file

Default printers and/or printer preferences set by the user can be stored in AutoConnect's configuration file for user-specific settings. Depending on the setting, only the default printer, the printer preferences, or both the default printer and printer preferences are automatically restored in the user's next session.

A prerequisite for saving/restoring the default printer is that it is set by AutoConnect. To do this, you must disable or not configure the "Disable that AutoConnect sets the default printer" policy.

Saving printer settings is only possible for printers created by AutoConnect.


Supported on: At least Windows Server 2008 / Windows 7
Registry value name: StoreUserSessionSettings


  1. Neither standard printer nor printer preferences are saved/restored
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\ThinPrint\TPAutoConnect
    Value NameStoreUserSessionSettings
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Save and restore user-defined default printer
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\ThinPrint\TPAutoConnect
    Value NameStoreUserSessionSettings
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value5
  3. Save and restore user-defined printer preferences
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\ThinPrint\TPAutoConnect
    Value NameStoreUserSessionSettings
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value6
  4. Save and restore user-defined default printer and printer preferences
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\ThinPrint\TPAutoConnect
    Value NameStoreUserSessionSettings
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value7


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