After Windows 7 64bit SP1 install I can't print to network print
Posted on 2011-03-01
The laserjet 5si is managed by a sbs2003 server. All other computers can print to it but, my lenovo laptop cannot.
I have tried removing the device from the lenovo and reinstalling it but it did not work. The install seems to work ok, but the install wizard's test page never prints.
When I try to print from Notepad, I get "the handle is invalid".
When I try to print from Word 2003, I get "Windows cannot print due to a problem with the current printer setup."
Reboot does not help.
turning off server's print spooler and restarting it does not help.
We also have a Minolta printer on the SBS2003 box, and my lenovo can print to that without any problems.
I tried to create a local printer on the Lenovo. It took about 5 tries and finally worked. In the first 4 tries, I let the new printer wizard create the local tcp/ip port. I finally created the tcp/ip port manually and that worked.
So, I now have the printer as a local printer. That is an acceptable workaround, but I hope someone can explain how to make it work as a network printer.
And, I hope someday Microsoft will get their service packs to work a little better.