Turn off printing over HTTP

Specifies whether to allow printing over HTTP from this client.

Printing over HTTP allows a client to print to printers on the intranet as well as the Internet.

Note: This setting affects the client side of Internet printing only. It does not prevent this machine from acting as an Internet Printing server and making its shared printers available via HTTP.

If you enable this setting, it prevents this client from printing to Internet printers over HTTP.

If you disable or do not configure this setting, users will be able to choose to print to Internet printers over HTTP.

Also see the "Web-based Printing" setting in Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Printers.


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 NameDisableHTTPPrinting
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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