[gptalk] ad printer publishing

  • From: "Graham Turner" <gturner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 14:48:33 -0000 (GMT)

i am possibly in danger of slipping OT with this, as not stricty GP processing 
anyways ,,

seems there are a whole load of policies that relate to the publishing / 
pruning /
searching of printer objects that are written to AD

docs seem a little unclear as to what types of Windows host (DC, member server, 
user workstation) each one of these policies apply

it would seem to be further complicated by the fact DC's can be print servers 
too !

i suppose you could get away with defining the policies at domain level, but you
should be able to apply policies at the OU level which contains each type of 
host ??

before we go into the specifics of some of these policies i have this table as 
what type of host processes each policy;

allow printers to be published - DC
automatically publish new printers in AD - print server (member server)
allow pruning - DC
printer browsing - ??
prune printers .. - DC
pruning interval - DC
pruning retry - DC
pruning priority - DC
check published state - print server (member)

QU2  - are the DC policies dependent on the spooler service running on the DC 
though it doesn't have any printers ??

Help as alwways gladly received


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