Add Printer list


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I don't know if this is being posted in the correct forum so feel free to move if necessary. I'm also not sure if this is a Windows 7 issue or a Server 2003/2008 issue.

I'm trying to figure out where the printers that appear in the initial Add Printer list are pulled from.

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We have multiple print servers located between two sites and the list only populates with a small subset of available printers. In order to see all printers, users (of the educated type) need to click "The printer that I want isn't listed", select "Find a printer in the directory, based on location or feature" and then pick the one they want on the print server they require (32 or 64bit).

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The print servers are on a mixture of 2003 and 2008 server and all printers available are listed in AD.

How can I make sure all printers are available in the initial list if it's even possible?

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