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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 04:10 PM
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Does anyone know how to password protect peripherals?
I have a neat little peripheral that I use at work to recalibrate my printers. It's an Xrite eye-one spectrophotometer, which accurately measures the color of anything it's sitting on, and it comes in really handy for making sure printers always print the same color. That's important. The computer it plugs into is a Windows XP Professional box.

On Wednesday, the other printer operator at my company decided to "recalibrate" two of our printers. He did all this shit to the machines. When he was done, he left without printing any samples.

On Friday, I pulled a sample of the stucco pattern I'm getting ready to run 35,000 square feet of. The stucco is tan. The samples were...well, imagine taking the blue color of the links at the top of this page and darkening it up by adding some black. I recalibrated the machines on Saturday and they're back to printing tan as tan.

So...to prevent this from ever happening again, is it possible to password-protect a peripheral so he can't use it again?
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 05:19 PM
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1. I don't know if it's possible, but...
You could always tape a note to the printer telling people to fuck off. :P
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 05:21 PM
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2. take it home at night
or electrify it
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