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Windows 7: error 0x00004cf when connecting to shared printer

29 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
error 0x00004cf when connecting to shared printer

Quick description - 3 computers, DT1 (Desktop running XP Home w/uptodate patches), LTJ (laptop running win7 home premium w/uptodate patches), LTR (laptop running win 7 home premium w/uptodate patches). Both laptops are HP/Compaq. Only difference is built-in wireless cards are different. Iíve tried wired connection as well.
Shared a physically connected printer on DT1
Used the "create local port" option on LTJ and was able to connect just fine
Used the "create local port" option on LTR and received error 0x000004cf
I've tried every hint I can find (short of doing a system restore and purchasing "fix-it" software) but the problem still exists.
I can ping DT1 from both systems using DT1ís name and IP address
I set the workgroup on all systems to "WORKGROUP"
Both laptops are in the same Homegroup and can see each other
LTJ can discover DT1 but DTR cannot

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Hi, there seem to be a few folks with the same problem - have a look here.....

Apologies if you don't see anything that fixes your problem, but there are some suggesting
(see the LPT2 fix) that works.

Good luck.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

This is a link to someone else on the forum with what looks like a similar problem....
My System SpecsSystem Spec

31 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium

thanks. will try some of these
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Mar 2013   #5

Win7Pro 64bit
Error 0x00004cf

I logged in to the Win7 WS with a user ID that also existed on my 2008 workgroup server.
I had to delete an older version of the shared printer on Win7. Then I was able to connect by reinstalling.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 error 0x00004cf when connecting to shared printer

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