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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.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> Printers -> Wizard # DomainDisplayPrinters_State; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> Printers -> Wizard # DomainADprinters HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> Printers -> Wizard # DomainIPprinters HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> Printers -> Wizard # DomainWSDprinters HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> Printers -> Wizard # DomainBluetoothprinters HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> Printers -> Wizard # DomainShareprinters

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Printers

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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