As we have seen in a previous post – Printer Driver Isolation, Microsoft introduced a new feature in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 systems that allows users to isolate unstable printers’ drivers, and in the above mentioned post we have seen how to use this feature using the Print Management snap-in. In this post we will see how to enable the same feature using Local Group Policy in Windows 7.
The printing subsystem in Windows 7 (and Windows Server 2008) has been improved drastically and new features have been added. Windows 7 enjoys a dedicated console for sharing and managing printers. The Print Management Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in apart from the normal management tasks assists you in monitoring print queues, and receiving notifications when print queues stop processing print jobs. In this post, I would like to discuss the new feature of Windows 7 printing subsystem called Printer Driver Isolation.