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Could not connect to printer

By boomio ·
I have this problem with only one computer, so hopefully it doesnt start spreading before i figure it out.
Basically, I am trying to print to a network printer, on a winnt print server, from a w2k pro workstation. But when I try to add this printer to the workstation, i get "Could not connect to the printer, you either entered a printer name that was incorrect or the specified printer no longer connected to the server".
I've googled it all day to no avail. I've installed the printer on other workstations without any hassle, and other printers install fine on this workstation. The printer is a canon ir2200-3300. Any suggestions what to do???

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by jon In reply to Could not connect to prin ...

Are you adding the printer by using a network path or are you creating a local printer with a TCP/IP port?

If you have a print server, you probably need to add a new LOCAL printer, not auto-detecting, and create a new TCP/IP port with the IP number of the print server instead of trying to find a shared printer.

We have image runners at all of our locations and they are all accessed via IP addresses.

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by boomio In reply to Could not connect to prin ...

I was adding the printer by using the "add printer", and then picking the printer I wanted from the list. Its happened on another w2k pro workstation now, so I'm worried that the problem might not be a local one and more to do with the print server.
When I add one by adding a new local port, it doesnt work either.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Could not connect to prin ...

When you are running NT and Y2K you need to run Y2K in Mixed Mode so it can communicate with the NT Server.

If you don't do this you'll be able to see services on the server but unable to access them.

This only applies if you are running NT3 or latter but if you are running a Windows 2000 Server based on NT that is something different again and you should be able to directly connect to the server provided that you don't have an Active Directory setup preventing the connection or a Global Policy in place doing the same thing and limiting connectivity by some workstations.

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by boomio In reply to

The problem is with nt server and windows 2000 workstation trying to connect to it.

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