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The printer name is invalid - Connect to internet printer

  1. #1


    danicubos Guest

    The printer name is invalid - Connect to internet printer


    Server 2003 Enterprise R1 SP1 x32

    working with IIS6, have a website ...

    The website works and I want to complete the add IPP (Internet
    Printing Protocol) to "work."

    and then I click on the hyperlink Connect, to install the printer
    driver on WINDOWS VISTA (business edition) pc .

    I get to:
    Add Web Printer Connection:
    "Do you want to add a printer connection to
    http://www.server.com/printers/HP001/.printer?"

    I then get Printer Installation. Checking network connection...
    " Printer Installation Failed.

    The printer name is invalid. "

    NOTE : In VISTA Pc I use an account with Administrator privileges,
    not the Administrator account, but in both cases it does not work ...

    Any help ???


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  2. #2


    Alan Morris [MSFT] Guest

    Re: The printer name is invalid - Connect to internet printer

    I hit this when protected mode is forced On by our domain policy. You can
    add the printer using Add Priner when you run As administrator. You need to
    right click on Add Printer in the printers folder to select Run as.

    Get the properties from the printer wed page for Network Name:

    http://server/printers/printshare/.printer

    Launch Add Printer as admin, Network printer, Not listed

    this will bring up the next page with the connect to edit box. Paste your
    information http://server/printers/printshare/.printer
    into the box. Next





    Alan Morris
    Windows Printing Team
    Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
    http://support.microsoft.com/search/?adv=1

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    "danicubos" <danicubos.33cbve@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    >
    > Server 2003 Enterprise R1 SP1 x32
    >
    > working with IIS6, have a website ...
    >
    > The website works and I want to complete the add IPP (Internet
    > Printing Protocol) to "work."
    >
    > and then I click on the hyperlink Connect, to install the printer
    > driver on WINDOWS VISTA (business edition) pc .
    >
    > I get to:
    > Add Web Printer Connection:
    > "Do you want to add a printer connection to
    > http://www.server.com/printers/HP001/.printer?"
    >
    > I then get Printer Installation. Checking network connection...
    > " Printer Installation Failed.
    >
    > The printer name is invalid. "
    >
    > NOTE : In VISTA Pc I use an account with Administrator privileges,
    > not the Administrator account, but in both cases it does not work ...
    >
    > Any help ???
    >
    >
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    danicubos Guest

    Re: The printer name is invalid - Connect to internet printer


    About the RUN AS admin, I think is the same that disabling UAC ...
    right ???, well anyway, I did all you said me ... but it did not work

    Appears a dialog box with this error :

    " Windows cannot connect to the printer. Make sure that you have typed
    the name correctly, and that the printer is connected to network. "


    The printer is connected to network and working, because if i add that
    internet printer from WINDOWS XP or 2000 pc, it works ...


    any idea ???


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    danicubos Guest

    Re: The printer name is invalid - Connect to internet printer


    Sorry. The " Add Printer Connection " for VISTA is not working yet ...

    What could is wrong ???

    From Windows XP there is not problem, when I click on CONNECT button, it
    installs the printer driver on PC ... but for Vista when I press that button
    the message error is "The Printer name is invalid".

    What thing could I check ???

    ports ??? any patch or service pack for server ??? IIS ???

    I will thank you for any help ...





    "danicubos" wrote:

    >
    > About the RUN AS admin, I think is the same that disabling UAC ...
    > right ???, well anyway, I did all you said me ... but it did not work
    >
    > Appears a dialog box with this error :
    >
    > " Windows cannot connect to the printer. Make sure that you have typed
    > the name correctly, and that the printer is connected to network. "
    >
    >
    > The printer is connected to network and working, because if i add that
    > internet printer from WINDOWS XP or 2000 pc, it works ...
    >
    >
    > any idea ???
    >
    >
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    lcds722 Guest

    Re: The printer name is invalid - Connect to internet printer


    I hit this while repairing a friends PC. They have windows XP SP3 and
    they were attempting to share the printer on another PC. it took me a
    bit to figure this out but I finally looked at the security tab in
    Control Panel. I then went to Security tab and I found they had 2
    firewalls installed. One was windows and the other McAfee. I turned off
    the windows firewall and it connected fine.

    I am not sure if this was your issue but I wanted to post this for
    others as well.


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