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Unable to connect to the print server through the network using Start-Run- and I type //printsrv

Posted on 2007-11-28
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Receiving The network path was not found error from my PC when I try to connect to the print server through the network using Start-Run- and I type //printsrv.

On the Windows 2003 Print Server I can reach the internet, ping other devices on the network, and print to printers.

From my pc which is on the same network I cannot ping the Print Server and I am also getting The network path was not found error when I try to reach the server with the following:

Start-Run and type \\printsrv

Our environment is setup as a workgroup
The workgroup currently has 30 devices
Print Server IP Address:
Question by:gquez234
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superfooz74 earned 500 total points
ID: 20368192
Are you running Windows Vista on your computer? If so Uninstall IPv6. I have mixed many printer sharing problems in Vista that way.
here are two ways to do that (from the ms technet website)

 Log on to the computer with a user account that has privileges to change network configuration.
 Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Connections.
 Right-click any local area connection, and then click Properties.
 Click Microsoft TCP/IP version 6 (for Windows XP with SP2 or Windows Server 2003) or Microsoft IPv6 Developer Edition (for Windows XP with SP1), and then click Uninstall.
 When prompted to confirm the removal of the Microsoft IPv6 Developer Edition or Microsoft TCP/IP version 6 protocol, click OK.

Alternately, from the Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 desktop, click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt. At the command prompt, type netsh interface ipv6 uninstall.

To remove the IPv6 protocol for Windows XP with no service packs installed, do the following:

 Log on to the computer with a user account that has local administrator privileges.
 From the Windows XP desktop, click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.
 At the command prompt, type ipv6 uninstall.


Expert Comment

ID: 20368209
when i said "mixed" i meant "Fixed" , lol

Expert Comment

ID: 20368256
those instructions were for XP, this disables IPv6 for Vista

In the Network Connections folder, obtain properties on all of your connections and adapters and clear the check box next to the Internet Protocol version 6 (TCP/IPv6) component in the list under This connection uses the following items.

This method disables IPv6 on your LAN interfaces and connections, but does not disable IPv6 on tunnel interfaces or the IPv6 loopback interface.

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ID: 31411504
Thak you... Problem resolved.....

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