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”.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> Printers # PublishPrinters

  2. The Administrative Template path is:



* 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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