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Posted on 2004-09-14
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I am setting up a Windows 2000 server with XP workstations.  I have two printers installed on workstations that I have shared then added to the printers on the Server.  When I go to share them from the serer and check the box to publish in active directory I get the error  

Printer settings could not be saved.  The directory is Unavailable.  Please check event log for details.

I checked event viewer and only get a warning message that the printer as been updated but no information that helps me.  I did it successfully with one printer then had t remove it.  Now I cannot get any printers to publish and I am not sure what would have changed.  Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Are they Network-Ready Printers?  are they wired into the switch, or attached to a workstation?
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They are attached to a workstations.  I shared the printer on the workstation then added it to the printers on the Server.  Then am sharing it on the server so that it can be published.  At least that is the goal.  That is what I read in the book atleast.
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I figured it out.   I had to check the box from the workstations as I shared it.
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