Windows 9x & NT
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Operating System: Windows 95
Date: 12 Aug 1999
Windows NT Workstation.
I have installed a HP printer, which is working on a Windows NT
workstation. I want to share this printer with other NT workstation and I have
installed drivers on these machines. However, I right click on the printer icon on the print server (i.e.
the wkstn with the printer attached) and select sharing. I follow the prompts and provide share names etc. When I click okay to
continue I am greeted with: "Printer settings could not be saved."
I am logged on as administrator and do not understand what could be
causing this error.
Any help is appreciated.
That error can be caused by more than 256 characters in
the printer comment field. To allow the system to properly share a
logical printer, make sure that the printer Comment field does not have
more than 256 characters total.
If that doesn't help, delete the printer off the NT
Workstation. Reinstall the last service pack that is installed on
your NT Workstation (It displays the service pack on boot up). The
latest Service Pack available for NT 4 is Service Pack 5. You may
want to acquire it. Make sure you have the Server Service installed
under the Network properties. Reinstall the printer and share it
out. If it is still giving you the error, try removing the Server
Service and then adding it back in.