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I do not have an option to add TCP/IP on standard printing port on my SBS server 2003

I am trying to set up a TCPIP port for a Dell printer. People were having printing issues, mostly caused by spooling so I used cleanspool software and then rebooted the system. I then used Dell's printer setup disk which work with no issues before and now it set all my printer to print to file. I tried to manually add the printer and it is not giving me the standard TCPIP port when I check create port all that is in there is local.

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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
If the TCP/IP port option is missing you need to re-add it.

First, make sure that the following files are in C:\Windows\System32\:

tcpmib.dll
tcpmon.dll
tcpmon.ini
tcpmonui.dll

If they are missing, you will need to copy them there from either the i386 directory (if you have one) or from the original install CD.

Then, copy the following lines to NOTEPAD and save the file to your desktop as "printer.reg"

      Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors\Standard TCP/IP Port]
      "Driver"="tcpmon.dll"

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors\Standard TCP/IP Port\Ports]
      "LprAckTimeout"=dword:000000b4
      "StatusUpdateInterval"=dword:0000000a
      "StatusUpdateEnabled"=dword:00000001


Once it's saved to your desktop, double-click printer.reg and say "OK" to the warning that you will be adding the keys to your registry.

Reboot the Server and the TCP/IP port option should be back.

Jeff
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kroberts00Author Commented:
It is saying I can only import binary files. When I try to import into inside of the registry it says invalid.
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Did you use Notepad?  Or Wordpad to create that file?  (You need to use Notepad so it will save it as the correct file type).

Jeff
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
I also modified the CRLF's in the above text to properly format the Reg entry.  So be sure you use it the way it is now.

Also, I believe that you don't actually have to reboot the server, you should be able to just run these commands in a CMD window:

net stop spooler
net start spooler

Jeff
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kroberts00Author Commented:
Yah I used notpad changed it to all files and saved the file as a .reg. It is saying the specific file is not a registry script. You can only import binary registry files within the registry editor.

Not sure what going on but I do see that I don't have these keys in my registry.
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Make sure that the TOP line in that file is:

"Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00"

Jeff
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kroberts00Author Commented:
LOL thats it. Worked like a charm TCP/IP is back.
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Woohoo!

Jeff
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mjbtecCommented:
I was having the same problem with the missing TCP/IP printing and the solution here worked. After copying the necessary files I just reset the spooler service and didn't even have to reboot. Thank you!
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