List and remove printers from Active Directory Domain Services

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

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 the Administrative Tools folder, and then double-click Print Management.

  2. In the Print Management tree, under the appropriate print server, click Printers.

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