Directory Services for Printers
When a user installs a network-shared printer, the Windows 2000 and later print folder, by default, also publishes the printer to the Windows 2000 (or later) Directory Services. Publication is accomplished by calling the spooler's SetPrinter function with an input structure of PRINTER_INFO_7, as described in the Microsoft Windows SDK documentation.
Publishing a print queue makes it visible to users through the Search option on the task bar's Start menu.
The following topics provide more information about printer support for Directory Services: