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Windows 7: Unable to share printer!

25 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate RTM
Unable to share printer!

Short Version:
When trying to enable printer sharing on Win7Ultimate PC, receive "Printer settings could not be saved. Operation coupld not be completed (error 0x000006cc)." when I click the apply button after checking the "Share this printer" tab. Printer works fine locally otherwise.

Long Version:
2 PCs - 1st PC is Win7 Ult with local printer attached via USB (Canon ip5200). 2nd PC is WIndows XP Home. Worked fine as a shared device ever since I installed Windows 7 Ult right after it came out. Rebooted Win7 PC and now WinXP machine cannot print. All jobs error. Delete/Add printer back to WinXP machine fine. Still cannot print. I can however see printer status (inkjet levels, etc) on WinXP machine.

Uninstalled printer on Win7 box, rebooted and added printer back in. Now when I try to share it again (regardless of the name I give it), I get a error "0x000006cc". Remote PC (WinXP machine) also cannot see printer any more.

One thing to note is a new version of Avira 10 on both PCs (Avira firewall was never installed) was installed 2 days ago. Several reboots since then. No changes to windows firewall settings until this trouble happened and I experiments with a few. No difference. Same with uninstalling Avira.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate RTM
More info from Administrative Events log ....

I see this message as well in the Administrative Events logfile:

"The print spooler failed to share the printer Canon Inkjet iP5200 with shared resource name Canon Inkjet iP5200, Error 1740. The printer cannot be used by others on the network."
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Unable to share printer!

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