On windows 10, we are looking for a way to remove/disable the "Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname" from the Add printer screen.
Any clue if there's a GPO or registry entry that could do this. We haven't had any luck finding one.
I don't know of such a specific option, only of stronger methods that disable adding all printers.
Method 1 : Hide Devices and Printers
This is described in the Microsoft article Hide/Disable Devices in "Devices and Printers":
Optionally, once this policy is in place, use
regedit to create the
and create a new Key
and give the "Default" key the value of
This will create a Printers folder on the desktop, which when opened gives only the printer listing.
Method 2 : Stop the user from adding or deleting printers
Run the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc)
Navigate to the policy User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Printers
Enable the following policies: