Print notification after installing SP2



daniel_eller
07-09-2005, 11:47 PM
I have started installing service pack 2 on Windows XP Pro PC's in a domain
evironment (server 2003). Since doing this on several test PC's, they are
now getting print notification pop-ups when printing to network printers. I
do not need the notifications. I have found a registry edit that claims to
disable the notification, but I want to be sure that this is the best method
(and will not cause other problems)

The edit is:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers\Settings

change the following:

Data Type: DWORD
Value Name: EnableBalloonNotificationsRemote
Value: 0

Thank you

07-09-2005, 11:47 PM
try this, go to printers and faxes on the start menue, click on tools,
folder options, choose veiw, scrool through the list and uncheck show pop up
descriptions.

peace :-)


"daniel_eller" <danieleller@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:34D22B06-6EC7-427C-A0E6-92D261AE8029@microsoft.com...
>I have started installing service pack 2 on Windows XP Pro PC's in a domain
> evironment (server 2003). Since doing this on several test PC's, they are
> now getting print notification pop-ups when printing to network printers.
> I
> do not need the notifications. I have found a registry edit that claims
> to
> disable the notification, but I want to be sure that this is the best
> method
> (and will not cause other problems)
>
> The edit is:
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers\Settings
>
> change the following:
>
> Data Type: DWORD
> Value Name: EnableBalloonNotificationsRemote
> Value: 0
>
> Thank you

Wesley Vogel
07-09-2005, 11:47 PM
Print Job Notifications

Start | Run | Type: control printers | OK |
File | Server Properties | Advanced tab |
UNCheck:
Show informational notifications for local printers
[[Displays the status of print jobs in a pop-up window, when printing to
a stand-alone network printer or to a printer attached directly to your
computer. This pop-up window appears near the notification area of the
user who sent the print job.]]

Show informational notifications for network printers
[[Displays the status of print jobs in a pop-up window, when printing to
a printer that is attached to another computer. This pop-up window
appears near the notification area of the user who sent the print job.]]

Apply | OK

How To Enable or Disable Print Job Notifications in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308217



--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:34D22B06-6EC7-427C-A0E6-92D261AE8029@microsoft.com,
daniel_eller <danieleller@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> I have started installing service pack 2 on Windows XP Pro PC's in a
> domain evironment (server 2003). Since doing this on several test PC's,
> they are now getting print notification pop-ups when printing to network
> printers. I do not need the notifications. I have found a registry edit
> that claims to disable the notification, but I want to be sure that this
> is the best method (and will not cause other problems)
>
> The edit is:
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers\Settings
>
> change the following:
>
> Data Type: DWORD
> Value Name: EnableBalloonNotificationsRemote
> Value: 0
>
> Thank you

Brett Lindsey
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
Is there a quick and simple method of creating a Group Policy to disable this?

Regards
Brett Lindsey





"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> Print Job Notifications
>
> Start | Run | Type: control printers | OK |
> File | Server Properties | Advanced tab |
> UNCheck:
>  Show informational notifications for local printers
> [[Displays the status of print jobs in a pop-up window, when printing to
> a stand-alone network printer or to a printer attached directly to your
> computer. This pop-up window appears near the notification area of the
> user who sent the print job.]]
>
>  Show informational notifications for network printers
> [[Displays the status of print jobs in a pop-up window, when printing to
> a printer that is attached to another computer. This pop-up window
> appears near the notification area of the user who sent the print job.]]
>
> Apply | OK
>
> How To Enable or Disable Print Job Notifications in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308217
>
>
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:34D22B06-6EC7-427C-A0E6-92D261AE8029@microsoft.com,
> daniel_eller <danieleller@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > I have started installing service pack 2 on Windows XP Pro PC's in a
> > domain evironment (server 2003). Since doing this on several test PC's,
> > they are now getting print notification pop-ups when printing to network
> > printers. I do not need the notifications. I have found a registry edit
> > that claims to disable the notification, but I want to be sure that this
> > is the best method (and will not cause other problems)
> >
> > The edit is:
> > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers\Settings
> >
> > change the following:
> >
> > Data Type: DWORD
> > Value Name: EnableBalloonNotificationsRemote
> > Value: 0
> >
> > Thank you
>
>

Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\)
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
Brett Lindsey wrote:

>> daniel_eller <danieleller@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>
>>>I have started installing service pack 2 on Windows XP Pro PC's in a
>>>domain evironment (server 2003). Since doing this on several test PC's,
>>>they are now getting print notification pop-ups when printing to network
>>>printers. I do not need the notifications. I have found a registry edit
>>>that claims to disable the notification, but I want to be sure that this
>>>is the best method (and will not cause other problems)
>>>
>>>The edit is:
>>>HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers\Settings
>>>
>>>change the following:
>>>
>>>Data Type: DWORD
>>>Value Name: EnableBalloonNotificationsRemote
>>>Value: 0
>>>
>
> Is there a quick and simple method of creating a Group Policy to
> disable this?
Hi,

This can be done in a logon script, or you can push out that registry
value with a GPO using a custom administrative template ("tattooing"
the registry on the clients):

HOW TO: Create Custom Administrative Templates in Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=323639

225087 Writing Custom ADM Files for System Policy Editor
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=225087

Implementing Registry-Based Group Policy
go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=28188

Implementing Registry-based Policy [Group Policy]
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/policy/policy/implementing_registry_based_policy.asp


--
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Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
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Print notification after installing SP2