All printers are not showing in the add printer wizard

The environment is Server 2008 domain with Win 7 workstations and we have two sites.

At first, NO printers were showing in the Add Network Printer wizard.  I edited the location on the printers to assign them to sites and that cleared up that problem.

Next, my Add Network Printer wizard only shows 20 printers in the list.  It does not show ALL printers.  So, I followed the information in this post

After replication and gpupdate and verification that the GP is applying, I am still limited to 20 printers in the Add Network Printer wizard.

Anyone have any suggestions on what I am missing?


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Do you have all of the missing printer to List in Directory?
Printer properties
crp0499CEOAuthor Commented:
Yes.  ALL printers are listed in the directory.  I can even click the "my printer isn't listed" and when I browse, all of the printers show.  My help desk peeps are asking that ALL available printers show in the add printer wizard page and it seems doable with the GP, but even when set and applying, it's only showing the first 20.

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crp0499CEOAuthor Commented:
That's the walk-thru I used and I have that implemented.  on my test PC, the policy is applied.

I still only see 20 printers in the first list.
do you have the network scanning option on?

If this setting is disabled, the network scan page will not be displayed.  If this setting is not configured, the Add Printer wizard will display the default number of printers of each type (20)
crp0499CEOAuthor Commented:
Yes.  It's enabled and the max number of printers is set to 100
did you set these parameters on the managed and the not managed networks?
crp0499CEOAuthor Commented:
Yes, on managed network.
can your test pc see the ad?
if no, its on the not managed network, and you have to set it there too. otherwise, it beats me... on my test lab i tested it. and it works with the example...
crp0499CEOAuthor Commented:
Yes, it can see AD.  this one has me stumped
sorry i could not help you further..
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Did you run Windows Printer Update?  

Add Printer, Local, Next, See the Windows Update button beside Have Disk. Run the update (takes a while). Do the printers now show up?  

Some printers (more than I would like) need to be installed from the driver download.
crp0499CEOAuthor Commented:
Well, these are all printers published in AD and I'm only seeing the 20 printer limit.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
What about increasing the number of connections the Windows 7 machine can handle. I am not sure this will affect your limit, but it may be worth looking at.
crp0499CEOAuthor Commented:
could be.  I can check in the AM.  How's Canada treating you tonight?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Warm sunny day - maybe some rain tomorrow.
@John Hurst  I dont think it is related to the amount of connections since this is a domain setup, with ad gpo settings (so it has to be member on the domain)
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You may be correct and I qualified my answer accordingly. My searching led to the same answers as have already been posted - no need to repeat answers.
crp0499CEOAuthor Commented:
still working on this
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