Automatically publish new printers in Active Directory

Determines whether the Add Printer Wizard automatically publishes the computer's shared printers in Active Directory.

If you enable this setting or do not configure it, the Add Printer Wizard automatically publishes all shared printers.

If you disable this setting, the Add Printer Wizard does not automatically publish printers. However, you can publish shared printers manually.

The default behavior is to automatically publish shared printers in Active Directory.

Note: This setting is ignored if the "Allow printers to be published" setting is disabled.

Supported on: Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000 only
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers\Wizard
Value NameAuto Publishing
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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