Automatically publish new printers in Active Directory

Determines whether the Add Printer Wizard automatically publishes the computer’s shared printers in Active Directory. If you enable this setting or do not configure it the Add Printer Wizard automatically publishes all shared printers. If you disable this setting the Add Printer Wizard does not automatically publish printers. However you can publish shared printers manually. The default behavior is to automatically publish shared printers in Active Directory. Note: This setting is ignored if the “Allow printers to be published” setting is disabled.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> Printers -> Wizard # Auto Publishing

  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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