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standard TCP/IP printer port missing

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I have run the print spooler cleanup app in the 2003 resource kit and inadvertiantly managed to remove the standard TCP/IP printer port driver. When you go to add a new port, basically its just not listed anymore.How do I get it back?
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 125 total points
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Please read this newsgroup post for help with this issue: http://groups-beta.google.com/group/microsoft.public.win2000.printing/msg/d2d3a8ee883e1fd0

Jeff
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by:pdingle
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I have the post in the newsgroup and confirmed the entries have entered the registry and it still doesnt appear even after a reboot of the server??
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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Yes, but are the files still there?
Enter these commands to see:
dir %windir%\system32\tcpmon*
dir %windir%\system32\tcpmib*

Then, did you manually enter those registry entries or did you use a *.reg file?

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by:pdingle
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yup i think iv got all the files i require. i get the following

tcpmon.dll
tcpmon.ini
tcpminui.dll
tcpmib.dll

I put the files in with a .reg file, and then confirmed their entry into the registry.

Nothings ever easy eh?
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by:hertel-dev
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Does anyone have a solution to this? I have the same problem.
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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You certainly could just run an in-place upgrade with your original SBS Install Disk.  But you would then need to be sure to install all hotfixes and service packs again.  Be sure to run a full backup prior to doing this, but it should only take you about an hour or two and it would be a non-destructive install (meaning all configurations and data remain).

Insert the disk with Windows running and select Install > Upgrade from the menu.

Jeff
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by:hertel-dev
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Sorry, even though this thread is in the SBS section I think it's important to mention that I'm running Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition.

Will the process be the same?

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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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hertel-dev...

You are more than welcome to participate in helping to resolve pdingle's issue, and hopefully along the way you will find an answer to yours.  
However, since you are not the originator of this thread, we will remain focused on the parameters of the original question.  
Please feel free to post your own question in the Windows Server 2003 Topic Area with a reference to this thread if you like.

pdingle...

" it still doesnt appear even after a reboot of the server"  

Can you explain what you are expecting to appear?  Have you tried to add a new printer?  Have you tried to change the port type on an existing printer?

Because if you just open the print server's properties, you most likely won't see a TCP/IP port just sitting there.

Jeff
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by:pdingle
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I am expecting Standard TCP/IP port to appear when im adding a new printer and need to add a new port for that for that printer. Basically, where it should list standard TCP/IP port on adding a new printer port it doesnt.
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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Please be sure that c:\windows\system32\wsnmp32.dll exists.  If it doesn't restore the file from the original CD and then reboot.

Jeff
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by:pdingle
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Yes that file exists in the correct folder
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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Well, if you followed all of the steps from the first link I provided, AND wsnmp32.dll exists in the SYSTEM32 directory, AND you rebooted.... then the problem should be resolved.  

Is File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks installed and enabled when you view the Properties of your Network Connection?

Jeff
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by:pdingle
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I have tried the microsoft steps you provided prior to posting on this forum and again (twice) since posting on this forum all files exist and File and Printer sharing is enabled. Maybe ill rerun setup and see if that repairs. Thanks for trying to help.
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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You can do that as I had suggested above.

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