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How do i stop the auto broadcasting of network printers

I have 4 hp officejet 8500's on my network. When ever an XP client opens the "my computer" it shows "network drives" and the "officejet 8500 xxx" shows up as X:, Y: & Z:

How do I stop this from happening?
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Are the printers broadcasting or are the printers being interrogated by a zeroconf/avahi/mDNS enabled printer driver?

The printer mDNS can be turned off BTW.  (HTTP management, Network settings, applications, mDNS)
You might also need to disable WSD, SLP (HTTP management, Network settings, Other
Windows web discovery, and SLP)

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I don't know, you tell me?
nociSoftware Engineer
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I have no windows so I don't know the driver.

If you access your printer through HTTP then at least you can do the second part.
The printer mDNS can be turned off BTW.  (HTTP management, Network settings, applications, mDNS)
You might also need to disable WSD, SLP (HTTP management, Network settings, Other
Windows web discovery, and SLP)

That still might leave an undocument HP private trick they might have built in.
At least the previous should help a bit.

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Ok, so it is the mDNS that is the crook... I'll go in via http and deselect that option, thank you bunches...