Printer Publishing Broken!

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Subject: Printer Publishing Broken!
Posted by:  Gilbert (Gilbe…
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2007

Hi All,

I hope someone can help?

I look after a network of approx. 250 PC's and around 30 printers.
Everything has been working fine for years.

I recently tried to browse for a Printer in AD using the Add Printer Wizard,
but NO printers are displayed.

I have tried the Group Policy Pruning trick, restarting the Spool Server,
running DCDiag tests, rebooting the spool server, etc., all with no success.

If i share a printer from another Server, this does NOT appear either.

If I use "Active Directory Query Utility" (, I also
cannot query printers, so the problem appears to be AD based, but I'm not
sure how to fix it?

Any suggestions would be gratefully received!

Thanks in advance,