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TCP/IP port not Available  for new printer setup in XP

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I am trying to install a network printer using TCP/IP to directly print to a printer. I have done this for 3 of our computers by choosing the local printer options in the printer wizard and than choosing a Standard tcp/ip port option under create a new port option.

But only on one of our workstations the TCP/IP port option is not there.  The only option under the drop down box is local port and that does not work.  What do I do to get the TCP/Ip option back, and why is it not there.
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by:mfteal
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If you go into Device Manager (right click My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager) and expand the section called Ports, do you see the printer port (LPT1) listed?

If not, you may need to check that it is enabled in the BIOS.
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by:younghv
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Hi netcomp,
Do you have the "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" protocol installed on that computer?

Vic
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by:mfteal
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So sorry! I just re-read the question and completely misunderstood it. I was obviously talking about the printer port LPT1 not appearing, rather than your problem. Sorry about that.
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It could be a registry problem. Check HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors  and ensure that you have a subkey called Standard TCP/IP Port.

If it is missing:

Select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors

right click and select "New" ..."Key" call it "Standard TCP/IP Port" and then in the right hand pane right click and select "New"...."String Value" enter the name "Driver" and value "tcpmon.dll"

then select
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors\Standard  TCP/IP Port  (ie the key you just created)

right click and select "New" ..."Key" call it "Ports" and then in the right hand pane right click and select "New"...."DWORD Value" enter the name
"StatusUpdateEnabled" and click the decimal choice and enter value "1"

right click and select "New"...."DWORD Value" enter the name
"StatusUpdateInterval" and click the decimal choice and enter value "10"
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