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Just bringing up the print dialogue now takes up to several minutes on my XP Pro notebook.  This may have started about the time I installed SP2.
The identical configuration was trouble free previously
If default printer is local, dialogue is immediate, but then stalls when I select the network printer.
I see lots of traffic on the network during the wait.

Target printers are various brands on both XP and Win/ME systems, part of several workgroups (with the same name) that I move between.
So at least some of the network printers are alsways "unable to connect", depending on which location I am at.

Funnily enough, some of the printers appear as local \\workgroup\printer_name, but two of them (the ones on WIn/ME) now appear as LAN Manager Printer Port \\workgroup\printername

I have tried deleting the printers, deleting the drivers, new drivers, ....

Help is appreciated.
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by:Squew01
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I think it's slow because SP2 reduces the number of simultaneous connections per second to 10.
There is a patch that remove this but. You can download it on Microsoft.com
Here it is: http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/4/9/749eef31-7d91-4558-88e3-7bfe92c212fc/WindowsXP-KB884020-x86-enu.exe
English version!

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by:eslonim
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Tried this - No, it doesn't  help.
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After deleting everything relating to the network printers (LanMan ports, drivers):  Then Creating the ports "locally", using "//host winME PC/printer share name as the port name. Then add printer wizard using this port, manually selecting the driver.

This fixed it - obviously LanMan ports (created by browsing for the printer) somehow caused the problem
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by:seweiss
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Hey,

This isn't correct solution to the normal one posted on these sites.

Here is the answer that works and quickly.  It is a champ.

Google Groups : microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax
I had the same problem and have found some workaround for limited number of network printers. At command prompt type NET USE LPT2 \\computername\printername password , and the port lpt2 will be assigned to the network printer. After that port assignment in the Printer Properties has to be also changed, or, if the Properites are too slow, the old printer deleted and the new one with LPT2 added. LPT3 (or maybe another port name) can be used for other printers.

After this assignment, I can access to the printer list and printer properties as fast as before SP2. However, this is not perfect solution and I hope that some patch from MS will appear.


PS: I have found that just adding the local ports with the comands



NET USE lpt[number] \\networkshare\printer
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by:eslonim
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Well actually, I just configured my new notebook, and after browsing to connect to Win ME/98 printers had the same problem.

Again, defining the ports manually as "local" did the trick, no need to delete drivers.
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