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Printer sharing issues on WHS RRS feed

  • Question

  • So like many, I also plan on using WHS as a print server.  I currently use an HP Color Laserjet 2550L (parallel & USB model) printer.  HP does in fact have MS Server 2003 specific drivers, which I installed.  WHS had to add DOT4 support since this is a USB printer, then the driver install.  Test print locally on the server is fine..... and thats where the issues arise.

     

    I goto either of my clients, one being Vista Ultimate (desktop) the other Vista Home Premium (laptop) and delete the local and shared printers that curently exist.  Then I go to add a network printer, at which point it does not discover the HP.  I then goto add the share name both manually and by dialog (it finds the WHS box and the shared printer BTW) and starts to connect but then gives me a message:

     

    Windows cannot connect to the printer.  The specified print monitor is unknown.

     

    Keep in mind I have disabled the firewalling on the local machine I am adding the printer share to.  Perhaps I'm just tired right now and overlooking something painfully simple?  Anyone?

    Monday, April 30, 2007 11:32 PM

Answers

  • That may be a Vista problem rather than a Home Server problem.

    This article recommends turning UAC off and then trying again.
    http://trevinchow.com/blog/2007/01/27/vista-error-the-specified-print-monitor-is-unknown/

    Tuesday, May 1, 2007 3:45 PM

All replies

  • That may be a Vista problem rather than a Home Server problem.

    This article recommends turning UAC off and then trying again.
    http://trevinchow.com/blog/2007/01/27/vista-error-the-specified-print-monitor-is-unknown/

    Tuesday, May 1, 2007 3:45 PM
  • Is it possible issues like this could be related to WHS' assigning itself to the WORKGROUP workgroup when the client machines may already be assigned to a different workgroup?

     

    Tuesday, May 1, 2007 7:59 PM