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Add Printer wizard – Network scan page (Unmanaged network)

This policy sets the maximum number of printers (of each type) that the Add Printer wizard will display on a computer on an unmanaged network (when the computer is not able to reach a domain controller e. g. a domain-joined laptop on a home network. )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:TCP/IP printers: 50Web Services printers: 50Bluetooth printers: 10Shared printers: 50If 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 # NonDomainDisplayPrinters_State; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> Printers -> Wizard # NonDomainIPprinters HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> Printers -> Wizard # NonDomainWSDprinters HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> Printers -> Wizard # NonDomainBluetoothprinters HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> Printers -> Wizard # NonDomainShareprinters

  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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