Turn off downloading of print drivers over HTTP
|ID: oval:gov.nist.usgcb.windowsseven:def:229||Date: (C)2012-04-13 (M)2018-03-29|
|Class: COMPLIANCE||Family: windows|
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.
(1) GPO: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Internet Communication Management\Internet Communication settings\Turn off downloading of print drivers over HTTP
(2) REG: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers!DisableWebPnPDownload
|Microsoft Windows 7|