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Cant find my printers in Active Directory

Posted on 2010-09-21
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I have two DC's. On any PC, when i try and and search for printers on the directory, it is only displaying 2 of them. I have had this before and can't rememeber if you have to restart a service or rebuild printers?

My servers are Windows 2003
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Question by:monarchit
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by:vpx
ID: 33723614
To publish a printer in Active Directory

In Control Panel, open the Printers and Faxes folder.

Right-click the icon for the printer that you want to publish in Active Directory, and click Properties.

On the Sharing tab, select the List in the directory check box.
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by:monarchit
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There were all already published, but stopped showing?
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by:EichhornH
ID: 33723970
The spooler checks if the printers are in the AD only at init time or if
defined by policy.  Unpublish and publish should do the trick but since it
is not set the policy to verify and publish periodically.

gpedit.msc


Computer Configuration
Administrative Templates
Printers
Check Published state


The spooler will verify the printers are published and if not "should"
publish them.
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monarchit earned 0 total points
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I just restarted the print spooler
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