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Printers are not published in Active Directory when "List in the directory" is checked?

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I added sharing a printer and publishing the printer in Active Directory using the "List in the directory" checkbox, the printer not be available to workstations when browsing to add printers using the "Find a printer in the directory" option of the Add Printer Wizard.

I have removed and re-added back in again but still same problem.

it does work on some pC but not all.
asked Sep 18, 2015 by kh100  

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Check the following registry keys:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers]
"PublishPrinters"=dword:00000001
"VerifyPublishedState"=dword:0000001e

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers\Wizard]
"Auto Publishing"=dword:00000001



These values can be set using the following local policies:

From GPEDIT.MSC

- Navigate to Computer Configuration | Administrative Templates | Printers
- Set Allow printers to be published to Enabled
- Set Automatically publish new printers in Active Directory to Enabled
- Set Check published state to Enabled and set Published State Check Interval to 30 minutes

Restart the Print Spooler service to activate the changes.

References

PublishPrinters
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/regentry/92799.mspx

VerifyPublishedState
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/regentry/92812.mspx

Auto Publishing
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/regentry/92801.mspx

answered Sep 18, 2015 by tk345  
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