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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]

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

These values can be set using the following local policies:


- 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.




Auto Publishing

answered Sep 18, 2015 by tk345