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Microsoft® Windows Server 2003: Administrator’s Companion by Jason Gerend, Sharon Crawford, Charlie Russel

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Printers and Active Directory

Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000 print servers are thoroughly integrated with Active Directory, making it possible for clients to easily find a suitable printer on the network.

How Printers Are Published

Printers are automatically published in Active Directory when you share them on the network, unless you clear the List In The Directory check box. You can control whether a printer is published by opening the printer’s Properties dialog box and, in the Sharing tab, selecting or clearing the List In The Directory check box.

Printers are published to whatever domain controller the print server happens to find on its domain. The new printer objects (printQueue objects in Active Directory-speak) are then automatically ...

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