I am trying to install a network printer. The print server is server 2008 with sp2. The printer is a Xerox Phaser 8560DN-PS. Every time I try to install the printer I get the following error: Windows cannot connect to the printer. When I click more details it says: Operation failed with the error 0x000003eb. I know I have a good print driver, because if I install the printer using the IP address if installs and can print just fine. This isn't an option in a network, I have to be able to use the print server. The driver is the most recent version from the Xerox web site.
I finally got the printer to install. I use print management , RSAT version, and tried to view the properties of the printer. If said I didn't have the driver installed and asked if I wanted to install the driver. After saying Yes, it installed the driver, then I was able to install the printer from the devices and printer window.
I still am not able to print either a test page or any other pages to this print from my computer. My computer is a Win 7 Pro 64-bit computer. The server is a 32bit Server 2008 computer. I can print a test page from the server, I use a remote desktop connection to control the server.
When I try to print a test page this is the window I get. Running the troubleshooter is a colossal waste of time. The only error I ever get is that the printer isn't the default printer. What does being the default printer have to due with not being able to print, especially a test page. If a printer had to be the default printer in order to print, then why does Microsoft allow you to install more than 1 print to a computer.