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Specify the Print Server Broadcast Timeout (Windows NT/2000/XP)

This setting is used to specify the timeout period between broadcasts of a print servers resources.

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Open your registry and find the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, named "ServerThreadTimeout" and set it to equal the time in milliseconds between broadcasts, the default is 600,000 (10 minutes).

Restart Windows or the service for the changes to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|ServerThreadTimeoutREG_DWORD0x000927C0 (600000)|
Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print]
Value Name: ServerThreadTimeout
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: Timeout in milliseconds

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Last modified: March 26, 2002