Lock Managed Printers

New Contributor III

Does anyone know if it's possible to lock managed printers?

I've noticed some users removing managed printers and then trying to re-add them because the printer "wasn't working". We add our printers via IP, and our users tend to attempt reinstalling the printers using AirPrint (which we don't use). Once they can't get the printer added correctly, that's when they contact IT.

I know you can disable AirPrint on the printers, but that's not really what I'm going for here. I would like to lock the managed printers we deploy so our users cannot remove them from System Preferences. Is there a different way to go about this that I'm not thinking of?



Contributor III

within your config profile, you can lock the printers so they can't be removed
or just lock printers list completely. although that could get annoying when users want to add the home inkjet to print at home