List printers in Active directory

I have a printer that is shared and I enabled the list in the directory check box.

so, where can I find this printer in the AD?

I tried to create a new printer in AD, and gave it a path , but when I hit OK, I receive a message 'this printer can't be published, to publsih printer on w2000, use the printers folder'

any idea why I can't create it through AD console?

thanks
ChuckbuchanAsked:
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rikke_vpCommented:
Hi,

when searching in your AD click the advanced function. There you can choose your objects... Tick the printer objects and do a random search... Now you should be able to see the printers in the AD.

After this move the printer to the appropriate OU, there is standard a Printers OU in the AD environment but I always make my own.

users
computers
servers
printers
files

Regards and keep me posted,
Rikke Van Puymbroeck
rikke_vpCommented:
Sorry,

there is NO standard printer OU!!!!

But you can still use the search funtion to find any object...

If any Q's let me know...

I submitted a network printer and found it via the steps mentioned above...

Regards,
Rikke
ChuckbuchanAuthor Commented:
Actually, I am not trying to search a printer that is listed in AD, I am trying to create a printer in the AD by right clicking an OU --->New---> printer.

I know how to do it with another method like right click printer name in the sharing tab andl check List in the directory check box.

as for searching  I can do that from a client in My Network places there is an option to search active directory.

So my question is why can't I create a new printer in AD, by right clicking the OU--->New--->printer


thanks
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rikke_vpCommented:
Hi again,

You do not need to create a new printer in your AD since you checked the "list in the directory" ckeckbox.

Just no stay on track I will go over your question step by step

* I have a printer that is shared and I enabled the list in the directory check box.
so, where can I find this printer in the AD?

-->> In your AD environment on your Domain Controller

* I tried to create a new printer in AD, and gave it a path , but when I hit OK, I receive a message 'this printer can't be published, to publsih printer on w2000, use the printers folder'

-->> Where are you adding this printer? In a standard OU or one you created yourself, e.g. My Printers OU.

* any idea why I can't create it through AD console?

-->> Not really exept a wrong path but you do not need to create your printers, the publish checkbox dous this for you. Do a search in your AD for printer objects, when your AD search gives you the printer move it to the correct OU.

What I mean with a search in your AD is:
Login to the server
Open your AD users and computers console
Right click your top-level-domain (the root of your domain) e.g. my-network.local
Click find
In the find field select Printers
Make sure the In: field points to your Root-domain
Then search and all your shared and pubished printers should appear
Then move them to the correct OU

Hope this helps you a little,

Rikke

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ChuckbuchanAuthor Commented:
the MOVE TO  is the only way to put the printer in an OU.
Because I trued to create a new printer an it kept giving me the message :'this printer can't be published, to publsih printer on w2000, use the printers folder'
rikke_vpCommented:
I think that the main reason for not getting it published manually is that it allready is pubished...

If you want to test this, try installing the printer again but under a different name and do not thick the "publish in AD" box... Then try pubishing it via the AD users and computers console on the server.

Regards,
Rikke
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