Hi there everyone. I am having a similar problem to the one above and I can't find a solution for it. So after hours of trying, I resorted to Google and found this fine forum and I am hoping someone here might be able to help me out.
My problem is that I have Vista Ultimate 64bit installed on my main machine and I have a Dell A940 printer connected to it via USB. I have a laptop and another PC networked to my main machine as well. Both the laptop and the 2nd PC are running Vista Ultimate 32bit.
The network works fine and I am able to share folders and internet connection without any problems but for some reason I can't get the networked computers to print on the A940. I have installed the latest Dell A940 64bit driver on my main machine and I have installed the latest 32bit drivers on the other two computers.
I have setup printer sharing as per all instructions in http://www.microsoft.com/technet/net.../vista_fp.mspx
and the installed A940 indeed comes up as the default printer and shows as "shared" on the main machine and it also appears in the "Printers" window on both the networked computers.
When I try to print a test page on either of the networked computers a message comes up saying that a test page has been sent to my printer, then the Dell ink warning box comes up to show that the printer is low on ink but it doesn't print. When I open the Printer Queue it shows the Test Page is there but the status shows "Error - Printing" I have checked that it's not the ink cartridges as I am able to print a test page from the main machine its just not working from either of the networked computers.
I have tried unticking the box that "jmettee" mentioned but that hasn't fixed it. The fact that the networked computers can detect that the printer is low on ink indicates that everything is setup correctly so why won't it print???
Also I have tried going into Network > Main Computer > Printers then right clicked on the shared printer and clicked "Connect" and it comes up with an error message similar to the OP. Message is: Windows cannot connect to the printer. Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000002)
I am at the end of my tether with this as I have tried everything so I turn to you guys and gals. Please if anyone knows a work around for this, please let me know. Cheers.