How is the add printer list populated?

Windows 7 clients
Windows Server 2008 R2 servers
We use group policy preferences to push printers out to computers and it works fantastically. However we had one curious user decide to try to add a printer on their own. They clicked add a printer, chose add a network printer and the list populated with printers...

The list though is for printers in a different building, how does that list get built?

What changes can I make so users only see printers in their building? These buildings are on different subnets and AD sites. I also see that same list as them even though I am yet a different site.
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Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.Commented:
It is based off of IP and AD sites by default. You will probably want to use the location attribute method to determine what printers they see.

Check out this article - scroll down to the locations section:

http://deployhappiness.com/best-practices-for-group-policy-printer-preferences/
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NinjaStyle82Systems AdministratorCommented:
The printers you see are printers published in active directory via the print server. There are a few ways to restrict what a user sees, like if you a site policy you can use "Default Active Directory search path when searching for printers": https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc975873.aspx

Here is a decent article on the whole thing: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/234270
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jaytwillAuthor Commented:
Thank you the locations is exactly what I needed
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