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ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB2571564

Add Printer Wizard lists published printers in AD DS slowly in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

Consider the following scenario:

  • A computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 joins a domain that has read-only domain controllers (RODCs).
  • You configure the computer in a subnet that has only RODCs.
  • You run the Add Printer Wizard to add printers on the computer.

In this scenario, the wizard lists the published printers in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) slowly.

For example, the wizard requires several minutes to list the published printers in AD DS.

Note: If the site has at least one read/write domain controller (RWDC), the wizard usually requires several seconds to list published printers in AD DS.

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB2571564.

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