2008 server r2 domain controller unable to share printer

i have a 2008 windows server R2 that is a domain controller.
i am have installed 3 network printers but are unable to make this server a print server.
telling me

Printer settings could not be saved. Operation could not be completed (error 0x0000006d9)

we have another server exactly like this working fine i am stumped. firewall is off, file and printer sharing is turned on.
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SJISITAuthor Commented:
why would i turn the firewall on?
why would that stop the sharing of the printer?

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Darius GhassemCommented:
Read the links they will explain that the firewall being off was causing the problem this fixed my issue when I had this same problem. Once you save the information you should be ok to turn it off again.
Nenad RajsicCommented:
try this: steps in 2008 might be different but I am sure you'll find your way around it

Click Start, click Settings, and then click Printers.
Right-click the problem printer, and then click Sharing.
Write down the share name of the printer.
Stop sharing this printer by clicking the Not Shared radio button, and then close the printer folder.
Open Control Panel, double-click Services, select the Spooler Service, click Stop, and then click Start.
After the Spooler Service restarts, open the printer folder and re-create the printer share using the share name found in step 3. Do this by clicking Start, clicking Settings, and then clicking Printers. Right-click the problem printer, and then click Sharing. Click the Shared radio button, and then share the printer with the same name as before.

SJISITAuthor Commented:
thanks that works another reason i hate microsoft its my choice to not have firewall on whatever it works thanks
Darius GhassemCommented:
Not a problem. I'm glad it is fixed.
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