Active Directory 2008 R2 GPO Printer Issue

Hi All,

I am working on a network and we have implemented new laptops and for some reason when users go to use the printer wizard they are unable to find all of the printers on the network.  I configured the Printer Wizard GPO to allow more than 20 printers to be displayed and that seems to show most of the printers.  But when the users choose the find radio button they only are able to see one printer

I am not sure what is going on.  Thank you for your help in advance
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Adam BrownSr Solutions ArchitectCommented:
Are the users' computers part of the Domain? (Just making sure)

Also, unless the printers are advertising themselves, they will need to be listed in AD to show up in the Find Printer wizard. If you go to your list of printers on the server, right click one that isn't showing up and look for "List in Directory." If it shows up, click it and the printer should show up from there.
thomasm1948Author Commented:
Yes they are part of AD.  I will log on the print server and check
thomasm1948Author Commented:
ok just checked most of the printers and list in directory is checked.  The weird thing is that if I use a test user without any GPOs then it works. I cannot find anything in the GPOs that would block it
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thomasm1948Author Commented:
Is it possible that GPO can be corrupt.  If so how?
Adam BrownSr Solutions ArchitectCommented:
If you deploy a Printer via GPO, it should get installed by default. The GPO is meant to actually install the printer drivers. I haven't tested, but I can imagine that GPO printer deployment may block printer lookup. I'll try to verify that and find a workaround for you if so.

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thomasm1948Author Commented:
Thank you for your help.  I went through all of the GPOs and found that the maximum active directory search option was set to 1 ( User Configuration ==> Administrative Templates ==> Desktop ==> Active Directory).
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