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Trouble with new print server 0x00000003

Greetings everyone,

I am working on a new print server running server 2008 r2 x86, when I try to deploy a printer via GP it dosent appear to getting pushed out. I tried to map a printer to it manually and get an error 0x00000003 which i belive is file or path not found. I can print from the server itself no problem if im connected via remote desktop but if i use the remote printer manager utility i get the same error.

PLEASE HELP! :-)
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frankie_wCommented:
Are you pushing the GPO Windows XP or 64 bit machines? If so, you might need to push the printer connection with a log on script. See the instructions from the below URL. It helped me solve a similar problem. If you are pushing to 64 bit machines, you have to obtain the 64 bit version of printerconnections.exe from a 64 bit machine for the GPO to push it out.

http://techsupportpeople.blogspot.com/2009/08/pushprinterconnectionsexe-file-to.html
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mferdererAuthor Commented:
After doing some more testing its just a few machines getting the error message.

However on all of them its not pushing down the x32 driver to x32 machines. I havent tried any x64 machines yet...
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frankie_wCommented:
The machines that experienced the error message, what OS are they running? Also, does the error happen with only particular printers or all of them?
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mferdererAuthor Commented:
It happens on all of them, and the OS is xp and Vista, and windows 7
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mferdererAuthor Commented:
Let me clarify my response, I have yet to see it push down a driver on any OS, however if i map it i can do so manually. IT was just my test machine naturally that could not see it and got the 0x00000003 error.

Also I published all of the printers to AD and none of them are showing up when doing a search, I have to enter in the server and list them that way.
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frankie_wCommented:
Ok, just to be sure, check that the printers in printer management all have the 'List in directory' option checked.

Second, check the security of the printers and make sure everyone has access to it for testing purpose. It looks like that the permission might be the cause here.
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mferdererAuthor Commented:
Sorry about the delay, they all do have the list in directory checked, when i did a net share from a computer i get the following error

System error 1707 has occurred.

The network address is invalid.

But yet if i add it manually and already have the proper driver installed on the local pc I am able to add it...
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frankie_wCommented:
The only time I've seen this was when I initially setup my printer server in Win 2008 server and did an import of the printers from our old Win 2003 server. The import didn't go well and corrupted some the registry somehow. I had to uninstall all the printer drivers and did a reg cleanup. Afterward I install the printer driver and test push it one by one. I can't say its the same scenario here but its worth a try as a last resort. Other than that I can't figure what could have cause this.
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mferdererAuthor Commented:
The network guy whom set up the printer did just that and had the same problem when he did an import, I will try that when i get back in tomorrow
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mferdererAuthor Commented:
How did you clean up the registry?
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frankie_wCommented:
I removed all driver packages from the print management. Then i use a little tool called ccleaner. I won't recommend using it on just any servers. In my case, my server was for printing alone and it was spanking new so I took the step.
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mferdererAuthor Commented:
Frankie, I used the tool you suggested and it took care of my problem.

Thanks!!!
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