killing automatic printer discovery
Posted on 2006-10-24
On Windows XP SP2 "My Computer" properties Tools, Folder Options, View the first option is "Automatically search for network folders and printers" which is enabled by default.
How do I UNselect/Kill this? I have to do that on 750+ PCs remotely as PCs are picking up printers from all over our site generating lots of "AUTO printerX on pcY" printers and our users just print without checking where they are sending printjobs.
The PCs are not using Active directory or group policies. I'm looking for a regkey or script to do this but everywhere I look has the "open tools, folder options, view and click on..." method which doesn't help.