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Printer won't publish in AD even though tried manually and share tab displays 'list in the directory'

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Hello, I have a W2K network here, with AD,, two print servers (one runs everything the second is just a backup).  In my management console I am looking at my 'Active Dir Users and Computers' container and do not see any of my printers being displayed in AD, even though all of the network shared printers I have created have the 'List in directory' checkbox checked in their properties.  If go under the 'SErver' container and right-click, choose 'New - Printer' and put in the share path '\\hss-print1\hfs1-p-panasonic-pcl6' it returns me the msg 'This printer cannot be published.  To publish printers on Windows 2000 computers, use the Printers folder'.  I cannot get any printers installed into AD.

I currently allow users to just browser in the browse list ot the print server and install their printer from there but would like to get them more used to using AD since it's more user-friendly and organized.

Any ideas on how to correct this.  The problem is there if it's a new printer or one from prior to the AD switch over.  No new printers ever get published automatically.  Is there something I"m missing?

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http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;245584

This behavior can occur if the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in is not set to view users, groups, and computers as containers.

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ok, thanks this is it exactly.  The printers appear if I switch to the view you mention and if I go to the specific server where the print queues are located.  I thank you for your info.

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