I do not recall that a new window popped up in XP.
I tried the solution proposed by Cari, and initially it seemed like it
worked, although I could not print.
Then I remembered a response on another item in here (the conflict between
using network printers directly, after the printer has been used also as a
shared printer on an XP), and I restored my system to the version prior to my
trials of adding the printer. After doing this, I could use the printer.
Thanks, Cari & Alan,
"Alan Morris [MSFT]" wrote:
> this is the error
> G:\>winerror 0x00000578
> 1400 ERROR_INVALID_WINDOW_HANDLE <--> No NTSTATUS matched
> when you add the software on XP is there another window that pops up that
> you do not see on Vista. The vendor might be throwing dialog to session 0
> which is not the default in Vista.
> Alan Morris
> Windows Printing Team
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> "Koen" <Koen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >I have a (wireless) network, in which I also have a Digitus DN 11004 router
> > print server. To be able to use the print server, I need to install a SW
> > (USB
> > printer server).
> > I did this for a Windows XP & a Win98 PC. I was able to use my HP deskjet
> > printer without any problem.
> > Now I got a new Vista PC, and I would like to do the same. I installed the
> > SW (without problems). After the SW is installed, you need to add a
> > printer
> > port when creating a new printer. This works on win98 & XP, but when I try
> > to
> > add a local port on Vista, I get following error message: "Specified port
> > cannot be added. Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000578)"
> > (although I see the port shown in the pull down list of the "create a new
> > port"-pull down menu).
> > I checked the site of Digitus, but could not find a specific Vista version
> > of the SW (which seems to run OK, and even can find my printer, but cannot
> > be
> > added to the printer port configuration).
> > I can print on the printer, sharing the printer on the windows XP PC, bbut
> > I
> > cannot print directly on the printer on my Vista PC
> > Can someone help, please?
> > Thanks