Sharing printer failed %1, Printer %2 share name %3.

Product: Windows Operating System
Event ID: 19
Source: Print
Version: 5.2
Message: Sharing printer failed %1, Printer %2 share name %3.

The printer cannot be used by others on the network.

This can happen for many reasons; for example, the File and Printer Sharing component might not be bound to the network.

User Action

Verify that printer sharing is possible and correct any problems that you find.

To troubleshoot printer sharing issues, try one or all of the following:

  • Determine whether you can share files from your computer. Correct any general sharing problem and try sharing the printer again.
  • Ensure that the printer share name for this printer is not identical to any other shared printer in the domain. Rename this printer share if necessary.
  • In the Group Policy Object Editor snap-in in Microsoft Management Console (MMC), ensure that the Allow Print Spooler to accept client connections policy is enabled. To find this item, In Local Computer Policy, click Computer Configuration, click Administrative Templates, and then click Printers.

If the printer is properly shared, examine the previous errors in Event Viewer to determine the underlying cause for this error.


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