Shared printer install fails.
Posted on 2007-08-01
I am setting up a new w2k r2 server and trying to install shared printers. The printers are setup using ip ports. The first printer setup fine, but when I tried to setup the second printer I recieved this message.
Either the printer name was typed incorrectly or the specified printer has lost its connection to the server.
The printers page showed the printer with a ,0 after the printer name. Some times there are multiplule copies of the printer with the name followed by ,1 and the next instance ,2 and so on. The properties pages do not work. I have to stop and start the print spooler service to be able to delete the printer. I have restarted the server after deleting the printer. When I try to setup another printer I get the same error.
I even tried setting it up to a local lpt1 port and I cannot get the printers to install now.
I have setup lots of printers using ip ports but have never had this problem.