Browse the network to find printers

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Printers


Lets users use the Add Printer wizard to search the network for shared printers.

  • If you enable this policy or do not configure it, then when users click Add a network printer, but do not type the name of a particular printer, the Add Printer wizard displays a list of all shared printers on the network and invites users to choose a printer from among them.
  • If you disable this policy, users cannot search the network; they must type a printer name first.

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This policy affects the Add Printer wizard only. It does not prevent users from using other programs to search for shared printers or to connect to network printers.