Windows 7 rc: Network printer install issue.
Trying to install a network printer in new release Windows 7 RC while logged on to a domain and we get the following error: Windows cannot find printer "operation failed with error 0x0000000d". The network printer installed successfulin my previous Windows 7 install (build 7000). Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
May 5th, 2009 7:08pm

I am getting this same issue except I get the error "Windows cannot connect to the printer". I get the same error code as you. I have tried this with three RC installs and a multitude of shared printers. Same issue.
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May 21st, 2009 5:42pm

That sounds like a registry error I read about. Will try to find the link but the fix ended up requiring a reg edit.
May 22nd, 2009 1:41am

Thank you for the assistance, but, unfortunately,this did not solve the issue.
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May 22nd, 2009 2:26am

I alsotried installing a printer on our network but keep getting an error when installing drivers from the printer's host computer so I used the trouble shooting program for printing which sorted the problem as the printer fired into life and I was able to print.
May 22nd, 2009 11:46am

Ive been having the same issue. I wish someone from MS would address this. My company will not go to Win 7 if this issue is not fixed.
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May 22nd, 2009 4:56pm

This seems to be happening to a lot of people using server 2000. This DID work fine in the beta. MS please help us out here.
May 27th, 2009 5:54pm

Hello Westcor Helpdesk, Are you still having this issue? Did you try what SaMCP1123 suggested?
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June 25th, 2009 10:33pm

Hello Stephen,Attaching network printers has proven somewhat problematic due to lack of updated drivers. One successfull method I have used is as follows:!!Have many different driver versions in a shared folder on the host machine.1. Select add-printer, choose to install a local printer(i know, doesn't sound right but it is)2. On the next page choose standard TCP/IP port and enter the IP address of the host machine and uncheck query the printer. After scanning for a bit it will ask you to choose the port of the host machine(My printer is plugged in USB on host machine) choose USB port 1(this option lets me choose lexmark usb port 1)3. The computer will scan for a bit and then say it couldn't find and provide a list of printers and drivers from the database, choose Have Disk. Navigate through the network and find the driver folder until you find a working version.This is generally the part where the action center will come in handy if the drivers fail to load. Running the drivers in compatibility mode will like be the solution.Hope this helps-Scott
June 25th, 2009 11:05pm

I had a similar problem with the hp deskjet 720c on the rc... When I tried to access the wireless computer over the network, it asked me for a password. I didn't have one on the computer, so I went and made one on both computers. When I was on the wireless computer, on the left side of windows explorer, I clicked on network, then on the name of the wired computer. Then, after I typed in the password that I just made, something caught my eye. Along with all the folders and drives, was an printer icon that was labeled 'hp deskjet 720C' (this is all in windows explorer). I double clicked on it, and it installed the printer. I then went to Devices and printers and saw a printer labeled "Hp Deskjet 720C on (comuter name) - PC". (When I added the printer using the 'Add a printer' function, the printer was named "HP Deskjet 720C"). I removed the printer named "HP Deskjet 720C" and set the one labeled "Hp Deskjet 720C on (comuter name) - PC" as the default printer. I then printed a test page from open office and WOOHOOO!!!.
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August 6th, 2009 8:20am

I wish I could help you but I had the exact same problem with an HP 3390 networked printer. Installed no problem on 32 bit 7 RC on a netbook, 64 bit Windows 7 RC on my desktop could not find it. Weird thing was, after a while it just showed up in my printers section.
August 6th, 2009 5:36pm

It worked!!Adding Multiple drivers like those of win 98, 2000, Xp to my windows Xp professional solved the problem.Thanks alot Scott, you save my day.-Uday
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November 25th, 2009 1:57pm

I have been havinga similar issue.We are running Windows Server 2008, with a Workgroup set up. I can find the printer on my network. However when it goes to install, says cannot find the correct driver. Have attempted to select driver, but no luck. With my XP and Vista machines, it has no problem finding the drivers loaded in the Print Manager of Windows Server 2008. Unsure what to do at this point. I have tried the suggestions above, but am hitting a brick wall. Just purchased 2 new Windows 2007 computers. I know there are always some kinks to new systems, just don't have time for this one. If there are any further suggestions, I would appreciate the assistance....
December 1st, 2009 1:37am

Hello Westcor Helpdesk, If the driver is already available and you're getting the error "Windows cannot connect to the printer" and "Operation failed with error 0x0000000d" in the detail, I found a solution from Windows Vista that can be adjusted to work in Windows 7: 1. In "Devices and Printers" click "Add a Printer." 2. Select "Add a local printer." 3. Select "Create a new Port" and use "Local Port" as the Type. 4. Enter the Network Path to the Printer (ie. \\ComputerName\SharedPrinterName) as the Port Name. 5. Choose the printer from the list. 6. Choose whether you want to use the driver that is currently installed or replace it. 7. Name the printer. 8. Choose whether to share the printer or not. 9. Choose whether to set the printer as the default printer or not. Regards ERS43
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July 10th, 2010 1:09am

Sometimes it takes a while for the network to see the printer.
July 10th, 2010 5:18am

Don't know if you guys have tried to install the network printer on a TCP/IP port!? Add printer-local printer Choose add a port-TCP/IP Port enter the IP address of the printer click next till option to install driver choose have disk make sure it is on the TCP/IP port install drivers and bob is your ante!
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July 10th, 2010 5:23am

This worked for me. Thank you. Thank you very much. Bill
July 27th, 2010 10:08pm

I have encountered a "Similar" issue with Windows 7 Pro: Error 0x00000866 I still have a network printer on a windows 98SE machine, which was "Recognized" by a Network search.... identified as a potential printer in the "Print" window, but not on the actual Network when I go into Windows 7 and look for it.... I had to "Search" in the Find Printer dialog box... which it did do, but when I tried to send a document to it, the above error was the result. The printer does not have Windows 7 drivers that I've been able to locate, in fact I was never able to locate drivers for XP Pro either... not to mention that it runs off of a "Serial Port" cable not a USB, and my current tower does not support that "old" technology. The printer is still a viable that I have ink for; all be it a slow printer that I use for documents on occasion... I'd like to have the choice of sending the odd document to it for the time being... None of the above nor other solutions I've read on this seem to apply to my particular situation. My old XP tower is still on line too, although I've had limited luck with the system networking right along with that unit... Hence my upgrade to a New System and Windows 7 Pro. Any ideas would be most appreciated... I'd like to continue using the printer a while longer if I can, Thanks
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August 4th, 2010 5:16pm

Gracias! Adding the network printer as a "local" printer worked, but did not work when I tried to add as TCP/IP port (using Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit). It is great to have this kind of support among technicians. Thank you ERS43.
March 2nd, 2011 9:41pm

HI Printer is one of the most important peripheral devices used with a computer. It is time we start using printers connected to networks. The main reason why people prefer printers on a network are many. If a printer is on a network, a large number of computer systems can get connected to a single printer and print documents. This is highly efficient and will be beneficial for small business firms. Many of you must have made a shift from your old operating system to the new one, Windows 7. After the upgrade you may face trouble while putting up your printer onto the network or accessing a printer on a network. The following points will tell you about the tips to add network printer in Windows 7 based computer system: * Issues related to adding a network printer on Windows 7 * Solution to the issues * Important points Issues related to adding a network printer on Windows 7 Windows 7 is a new operating system and things are pretty different form Windows XP. Novices may find things difficult, especially when it comes to add a network printer in Windows 7. When you try to add network printer in Windows 7, you may end up getting a series of error messages. Installing the latest drivers may not work sometimes. Even though, your PC is able to detect the printer, you may not be able to get connected and therefore you cannot print. Solution to the issues Now, the solution is really easy. Click ‘Start’ and then click on ‘Devices and Printers’. Click ‘Add a Printer’ and then click ‘Add a Local Printer’. Next, you have to follow this sequence: Choose a printer port > Create a new port > local port. When the computer prompts you for the port number, type in the IP address of the network and also the name of the network printer you want to add to your Windows 7 PC. Then, click on the ‘Next’ button. You need to install compatible network printer driver in your Windows 7 based computer system. Important points If you have followed the above said procedure without making any mistakes, you are done with adding the network printer in Windows 7. You can readily start printing whatever you want. The main benefits of adding a network printer in Windows 7 is that you can print even when you have no printer close by. You may be at home and you have completed writing an important document. There is no need to rush to the office to get the work submitted. You just need to connect to a printer at your office that is on a network and get the document printed. Thanks
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March 10th, 2011 5:10am

Windows 7 helps you in connecting the local and network printers to the computer. The network printers are mainly used in the workplaces and offices. They are connected directly to the network and are standalone devices. Before connecting the printer to the computer, you should ensure whether the selected printer is compatible with Windows 7 operating system or not. For the working of the printer, the system should satisfy certain minimum requirements like 512 MB Ram, performance speed of 800MHz, 16 bit color resolution, 800 x 600 display, USB ports, etc. Below are the different methods to install the printer on a system having Windows 7 as its operating system: Installing Printer Driver in Windows 7 Local Printer Installation Network Printer Installation Installing Printer Driver in Windows 7 Insert the device driver into the CD or DVD drive. Then explore the files and scroll down to the setup file. Select the properties option by right clicking on the file. Select the compatibility tab and check for the Windows 7 compatibility button and make the program to run as the administrator. Then press the apply button and click ‘Ok’. You could run the software installer by double clicking on the setup file. Local Printer Installation It is a simple method for connecting or installing a printer to the Windows 7 operating system. If the printer you had connected to the computer is a universal serial bus model printer, then Windows 7 should automatically detect it and begin installation when you plug it in. This method is applicable for the installation of a local printer to a single computer. For installing a wireless printer to the computer over a wireless network or Wi-Fi, you should use the Add a device wizard to install the printer. Network Printer Installation For installing the network printer, you should contact the network administrator to know the name of the printer. Open the device and printer option by clicking on the ‘Start’ button. Then select ‘Add a printer’ option. From the add printer wizard, click ‘Add a network’, wireless or Bluetooth printer. Select your printer from the available list of printers and then click ‘Next’. If incited, install the device driver on your computer by clicking ‘Install driver’ and select the ‘Finish’ button.
March 31st, 2011 8:21am

Thanks! That did the trick, though I was able to go through network printers rather than local.
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April 14th, 2011 9:36pm

Mr. Ers43 Thanks man you have make my day..... you solution worked out..big burdon off my head.. thanks a lot...
May 25th, 2011 11:24pm

ERS43 I love U!!! I spend last 5 hours working on his problem and finally it was your answer, that helped me :)
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May 25th, 2011 11:43pm

i got this working following the advice add as local printer, then change port to "local port", then naming the local port as \\servername\printershare . still goes through the the servers printer queue. but to make me feel better after spending an hour trying to add a printer instead fo 30 seconds i will preach below. here is the bug simply stated - if you add a network printer, windows7 displays a list of printers on the network, in my case, i select the hp4100, for some reason windows 7 tries to use the windows update to find the driver (i assume because the driver is not on my windows 2003 server). when this fails, i assume because microsoft update service does not have the hp4100 driver available, instead of going to the screen where you can select the printer manufacturer and then the specific printer (which is how it works for a local printer), windows 7 takes you to a scaled down screen that only lets you browse for a driver (*.inf) and it does not recognize any of the files provided from the HP universal driver (64 bit vista version recomended by HP for windows 7). i assume this is because the universal driver does not specfically match the version like the hp4100. is this is a fight between hp and microsoft over software licenses?? HP bought palm os trying to avoid buying microsoft OS licenses in the future for tablet's, etc, someone got sand in thier eyes in the sand box and now the general public can't properly install HP network printers on windows 7. nice, very nice.
June 22nd, 2011 11:07pm

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