Add Printer wizard - Network scan page (Managed network)

If you enable this policy setting, it sets the maximum number of printers (of each type) that the Add Printer wizard will display on a computer on a managed network (when the computer is able to reach a domain controller, e.g. a domain-joined laptop on a corporate network.)

If this policy setting is disabled, the network scan page will not be displayed.

If this policy setting is not configured, the Add Printer wizard will display the default number of printers of each type:
Directory printers: 20
TCP/IP printers: 0
Web Services printers: 0
Bluetooth printers: 10
Shared printers: 0

In order to view available Web Services printers on your network, ensure that network discovery is turned on. To turn on network discovery, click "Start", click "Control Panel", and then click "Network and Internet". On the "Network and Internet" page, click "Network and Sharing Center". On the Network and Sharing Center page, click "Change advanced sharing settings". On the Advanced sharing settings page, click the arrow next to "Domain" arrow, click "turn on network discovery", and then click "Save changes".

If you would like to not display printers of a certain type, enable this policy and set the number of printers to display to 0.

Supported on: At least Windows Vista
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers\Wizard
Value NameDomainDisplayPrinters_State
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value2
Disabled Value1

Number of directory printers

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers\Wizard
Value NameDomainADprinters
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value20
Min Value
Max Value1000
Number of TCP/IP printers

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers\Wizard
Value NameDomainIPprinters
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
Min Value
Max Value1000
Number of Web Services Printers

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers\Wizard
Value NameDomainWSDprinters
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
Min Value
Max Value1000
Number of Bluetooth printers

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers\Wizard
Value NameDomainBluetoothprinters
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value10
Min Value
Max Value1000
Number of shared printers

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers\Wizard
Value NameDomainShareprinters
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
Min Value
Max Value1000

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