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cannot add a local printer in my home xp system

Posted on 2004-03-29
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i think i have disabled a service and after that i was not allowed to add a printer in my home computer.  i get an operation cannot be completed error message.

any help or ideas on what service needs to be enabled in order to add a printer.
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Hi gianitoo,

Check the print spooler service and it is dependent on the RPC service.
To the besto of my knowoledge that should be the only ones needed
happy trails
Chad
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Could be a security issue. Insure the user name you are using is on both the system you are adding the printer, and the system that physically has the printer connected.  Another way to do this is simply to enable the guest account.

Mark.
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by:gianitoo
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You were on the money Chad.  Thanks
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no problem... glad to of helped.. good luck
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