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Error 0x000003eb connecting to shared printer on a different domai

  1. #1


    Bradley Guest

    Error 0x000003eb connecting to shared printer on a different domai

    Hello,

    I'm getting an error 0x000003eb when trying to connect to a printer that is
    connected and shared on a computer that is located on a different domain.
    My laptop is part of a domain also, just not the domain that has the printer.

    The printer is on a Windows XP Professional workstation. It's a HP LaserJet
    4050.

    My laptop is Windows Vista Ultimate with every single patch installed.
    Exact error message is:

    Windows cannot connect to the printer. Operation could not be completed
    (error 0x000003eb).

    Any help would be appreciated... I've tried all the usual things that I
    could think of, even messing with the UAC.

    Bradley

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  2. #2


    Steve Guest

    Re: Error 0x000003eb connecting to shared printer on a different domai


    Hi Bradley,

    try this.

    Go to Control Panel.
    Choose printer.
    Then choose Add Printer.
    Choose Add a local printer.
    Click on Create a new port.
    The default in the drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that.
    Click Next.
    A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in
    the \\computer name\printer name

    good luck.


    --
    Steve
    Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com


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  3. #3


    Bradley Guest

    Re: Error 0x000003eb connecting to shared printer on a different d

    Thanks Steve for the quick response.. Didnt' work though. I get the following
    error:

    Unable to install printer. Operation could not be completed (error
    0x000003eb).

    Any other ideas?

    Thanks,
    Bradley

    "Steve" wrote:

    >
    > Hi Bradley,
    >
    > try this.
    >
    > Go to Control Panel.
    > Choose printer.
    > Then choose Add Printer.
    > Choose Add a local printer.
    > Click on Create a new port.
    > The default in the drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that.
    > Click Next.
    > A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in
    > the \\computer name\printer name
    >
    > good luck.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Steve
    > Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
    >
    >


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  4. #4


    freddy Guest

    Re: Error 0x000003eb connecting to shared printer on a different d

    Bradley,

    You say, "My laptop is part of a domain also, just not the domain that has
    the printer."

    My logic is such that it seems you must be part of that domain on which the
    printer resides in order to connect to it. Try contacting that domain
    administrator to ask about joining that domain and connecting to that shared
    printer. Just my way of looking at it.
    --
    freddy


    "Bradley" wrote:

    > Thanks Steve for the quick response.. Didnt' work though. I get the following
    > error:
    >
    > Unable to install printer. Operation could not be completed (error
    > 0x000003eb).
    >
    > Any other ideas?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Bradley
    >
    > "Steve" wrote:
    >
    > >
    > > Hi Bradley,
    > >
    > > try this.
    > >
    > > Go to Control Panel.
    > > Choose printer.
    > > Then choose Add Printer.
    > > Choose Add a local printer.
    > > Click on Create a new port.
    > > The default in the drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that.
    > > Click Next.
    > > A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in
    > > the \\computer name\printer name
    > >
    > > good luck.
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Steve
    > > Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
    > >
    > >


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  5. #5


    Bradley Guest

    Re: Error 0x000003eb connecting to shared printer on a different d

    Hi Freddy,

    I understand your logic as to having to be in the same domain. But it is
    very common for consultants to walk into organizations that are on a
    different domain. The way you get around this is the administrator sets you
    up with a account on their domain. That account is used to access the
    resources on their domain.

    Being a consultant I walk into a few different offices every day and it
    would not be feasible for me constantly switch domains. My profile, etc
    would be all screwed up.

    Please, someone with extreme knoweldge of this issue. Help me..

    Thanks,
    Bradley

    "freddy" wrote:

    > Bradley,
    >
    > You say, "My laptop is part of a domain also, just not the domain that has
    > the printer."
    >
    > My logic is such that it seems you must be part of that domain on which the
    > printer resides in order to connect to it. Try contacting that domain
    > administrator to ask about joining that domain and connecting to that shared
    > printer. Just my way of looking at it.
    > --
    > freddy
    >
    >
    > "Bradley" wrote:
    >
    > > Thanks Steve for the quick response.. Didnt' work though. I get the following
    > > error:
    > >
    > > Unable to install printer. Operation could not be completed (error
    > > 0x000003eb).
    > >
    > > Any other ideas?
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Bradley
    > >
    > > "Steve" wrote:
    > >
    > > >
    > > > Hi Bradley,
    > > >
    > > > try this.
    > > >
    > > > Go to Control Panel.
    > > > Choose printer.
    > > > Then choose Add Printer.
    > > > Choose Add a local printer.
    > > > Click on Create a new port.
    > > > The default in the drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that.
    > > > Click Next.
    > > > A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in
    > > > the \\computer name\printer name
    > > >
    > > > good luck.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > Steve
    > > > Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
    > > >
    > > >


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  6. #6


    freddy Guest

    RE: Error 0x000003eb connecting to shared printer on a different domai

    Bradley,

    You don't really want to hack into someone's domain, do you? That wouldn't
    be very nice. lol
    --
    freddy


    "Bradley" wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > I'm getting an error 0x000003eb when trying to connect to a printer that is
    > connected and shared on a computer that is located on a different domain.
    > My laptop is part of a domain also, just not the domain that has the printer.
    >
    > The printer is on a Windows XP Professional workstation. It's a HP LaserJet
    > 4050.
    >
    > My laptop is Windows Vista Ultimate with every single patch installed.
    > Exact error message is:
    >
    > Windows cannot connect to the printer. Operation could not be completed
    > (error 0x000003eb).
    >
    > Any help would be appreciated... I've tried all the usual things that I
    > could think of, even messing with the UAC.
    >
    > Bradley


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Join Date : Nov 2007
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    Vista Ultimate 32Bits
    Local Time: 07:39 PM


     

    Re: Error 0x000003eb connecting to shared printer on a different domai

    It worked for me !
    Many thanx.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Hi Bradley,

    try this.

    Go to Control Panel.
    Choose printer.
    Then choose Add Printer.
    Choose Add a local printer.
    Click on Create a new port.
    The default in the drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that.
    Click Next.
    A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in
    the \\computer name\printer name

    good luck.


    --
    Steve
    Posted via Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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