Article ID : S500029503 / Last Modified : 11/04/2018

Which user's Privilege is necessary for the installation or modification of a local printer on Windows® XP?

    A local printer cannot be added as the Local Printer attached to this computer option is not selected in the Add Printer Wizard window.

    To install or change a local printer, user needs to have at least one of the following items:
    - Membership of the Administrators group
    - Membership of the Power Users group with the Privilege of Load and Unload Device Drivers.

    For details on the settings, please refer to the following solution in Microsoft®'s technical support website.
    Article ID: Q297780
    Last Reviewed: September 5, 2001
    Title: A Description of the Privilege that a user must have to install or modify a Local Printer.
    Link: http://support.Microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q297/7/80.ASP