Windows 7 Add Printers question
Posted on 2014-03-13
I work in a company that spans several offices and has three print servers (2-Win2008, 1 Win2003) on two trusted domains.
When I try to add a network printer on a Wndows 7 laptop I go to Start- Devices and Printers > Add a printer > Add a Network , wireless or BlueTooth printer...
I then get a list of printers under 'Select a prnter'. What exactly controls which printers show on this list? I assumed it was showing me the printers on any print server on my current domain which had the 'show in directory' checkbox checked in printer properties on the print server- but that is not the case. I can uncheck that box on printers and they stay on this list. Conversely, there are printers that have that box checked that do not show on this list.
What puts a printer on this list???? Thanks