Allow printers to be published

Determines whether the computer's shared printers can be published in Active Directory.

If you enable this setting or do not configure it, users can use the "List in directory" option in the Printer's Properties' Sharing tab to publish shared printers in Active Directory.

If you disable this setting, this computer's shared printers cannot be published in Active Directory, and the "List in directory" option is not available.

Note: This settings takes priority over the setting "Automatically publish new printers in the Active Directory".

Supported on: At least Windows 2000
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers
Value NamePublishPrinters
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0


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