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Printers are still there but none of the standard tcp ip ports are there and standard tcpip ports does not apear under add printer

no standard printer ports are showing up under the printers and there is no add standard printing ports under add printer. the tcpmon.dll file version is 5.2.3790.3959. checked the registry and all the settings are there.
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Tech_Plentywood_SchoolAuthor Commented:
i can add printers without a problem and i can print if its connected local to server just no standard tcpip printer ports are showing up that have been created even though they are in the registry along with all the other settings that are required for standard tcpip printing.
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hdhondtCommented:
What happens if you try to recreate one of the TCP/IP ports? Do you get an error message? Does the new port show up?
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Tech_Plentywood_SchoolAuthor Commented:
no you can not add tcpip ports also becouse that option is not there

Printers are still there but none of the standard tcp ip ports are there and standard tcpip ports does not apear under add  printer
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Tech_Plentywood_SchoolAuthor Commented:
So are you telling me no one has every seen this or has no idea how to fix it. Shouldnt this then get exculated instead of abandoned.
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Tech_Plentywood_SchoolAuthor Commented:
I will ask this one more time that I dont understand why a question that has not been answered with something that would fix it be removed! Starting to make me wonder if the money spent for the use of this sight was worth it. expecially to the fact that a question was asked about why and no email explaining why or post other than tagged for future cleanup???? I find it very strange that with as many people use this site no one has any idea of anything to try to fix this. Is it possible its not posted in the right area. If not would someone give me a idea of where it should have been posted.

Would appreciate some idea of what to do other than tagged for future cleamup.

Thank you
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Tech_Plentywood_SchoolAuthor Commented:
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

the files are all there and the registry has all the correct information unless there is more than this in R2
have removed the print server and reinstalled
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hdhondtCommented:
Try running "sfc /scannow" (from Start > Run) to repair any corrupt system files.
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Tech_Plentywood_SchoolAuthor Commented:
Ran sfc /scnow and it doesnt find any thing wrong
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hdhondtCommented:
In that case, all I can suggest is to reinstall Windows.
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Tech_Plentywood_SchoolAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the sugestion but due to the fact that this is the domain controller I rely do not think that is much of a option
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Tech_Plentywood_SchoolAuthor Commented:
You might be a lowely moderator but that is a nice sugestion we tried your exact suggestion and it creates the printers but like the previous printers that were setup for tcpip and there ports disabered but the settings are still in the registry they do not have any ports associated to them.
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hdhondtCommented:
I'm pretty certain this is a Windows issue, not a printer problem, but you are correct, modguy, in saying the printer manufacturers will be more likely to help. Calling M$ will likely generate the response that "there is third-party hardware/software involved, hence it's someone else's problem".

Here's something else you can try. Click on the Ports tab for any printer. Click the "Add Port" button, and then click on "New Port Type". Now browse to the location of the file MONITOR.INF. It should be in C:\WINDOWS\INF but if you can't find it there, try the Windows CD.
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Tech_Plentywood_SchoolAuthor Commented:
Ended up removing all third party tcpip solutions, all printers, reinstalling microsoft printing, and editing the registry for all refrences of tcpip ports for old printers. reboot and then reapply the latest service pack for 2003 server R2
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