Listing printers in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) makes it easier for users to locate and install printers. After you install printers on a printer server, you can use Print Management to list them in AD DS.

You can list more than one printer simultaneously. You may want to set up a filter to show all of the printers that you want to list or remove, so that you can easily select all of the printers at the same time.

To list or remove printers in AD DS
  1. Open Print Management.

  2. In the left pane, click Print Servers, click the applicable print server, and then click Printers.

  3. In the center pane, right-click the printer that you want to list or remove, and then click either List in Directory or Remove from Directory.

Additional considerations

  • To open Print Management, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Print Management.

  • You must have Administrative permissions to perform this task.

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