Remove printer discovery from users or remove printers from being shared across network? RRS feed

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  • We are currently running into software licensing issues with our printers. We have a max amount of printers we can print to with certain software and have being going over our cap. This is caused by some printers having the domain extension after the printer. Example. We install printers with a direct network path of B2Printer on \\Srv01\. Some users are adding printers by clicking "add a printer" and then clicking on printers in the "network discovery list" to add their printer. When this happens it causes printers to have a different name and technically use up an extra license. Example is - Printer name is B2Printer.domain.microsoft.com on \\Srv01\.

    We would like to keep the capability for users to be able to add their own printers manually via network path. But remove the auto generated printer list. Which I believe may be causing the domain to be added at the end of the printers? I was thinking that maybe the auto-generated printers with added domain at the end might have been created when people click to "share" the printer?... Open for an advice or suggestions on this.

    Btw, we are using GP to try and remove the printers with domain suffix, but users keep reinstalling them back. Hence why I am here lol.

    • Moved by Dave PatrickMVP Monday, November 9, 2020 4:16 PM looking for forum
    Monday, November 9, 2020 4:13 PM


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