Directory pruning interval

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Printers


Specifies how often the pruning service on a domain controller contacts computers to verify that their printers are operational.

The pruning service periodically contacts computers that have published printers. If a computer does not respond to the contact message (optionally, after repeated attempts), the pruning service prunes (deletes from Active Directory) printer objects the computer has published.

By default, the pruning service contacts computers every eight hours and allows two repeated contact attempts before deleting printers from Active Directory. You can use this policy to change the interval between contact attempts. To change the number of attempts, use the Directory Pruning Retry policy.

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This policy is used only on domain controllers.