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Printers - No Endpoints available from Endpoint Mapper - Security change

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  • Here is a weird one!!!  I've been battling this for a while.  Recently when I try to make any security changes to a printer object in my Windows 7 Ultimate box I get the error "Unable to save permission changes on printername.  There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper."

    Everything else seems to work fine - printers seem to print ok, and they are shared ok on my homegroup.  Homegroup PC's can print fine too.  But, my samba in Ubuntu can no longer print.

    I'm hoping the endpoint thing and the samba printer issue are related.  THANX! 

    Monday, May 03, 2010 5:32 AM

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  • Hi GeekyBryan,

     

    I would like to know how your printer is connected on the network, is it directly connected to Windows 7 Ultimate (which is acting as host) or any other setup?

     

    How are you trying to change the printer security settings?

     

    Step 1: Disable the security software and then try to change the printer settings, follow the steps mentioned below

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Disable-antivirus-software

    Important: Enable the security software back once everything is done.

    You may want to reinstall printer on Ubuntu and then test

    Thanks and Regards:

    Ajay K

    Microsoft Answers Support Engineer


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    Tuesday, May 04, 2010 2:35 AM
  • Ok, I have 3 printers that are being shared out on this Windows 7 Ultimate PC.  Two connected by USB.  One Canon MP780, One HP 7480.  The third is an HP7180C connected via bilt-in HP network card.  I've tried printing from 3 different Ubuntu boxes via samba - using Ubuntu 9.10 and 10.4 now.  Deleted and reinstalled multiple times.

     

    I am using the security tab in printer properties, adding "manage print jobs" to "users".  I'm a Sr. Systems Architect for Lockheed Martin...so I have tried all the simple stuff and some of the hard stuff.  :)

     

    Thanks...

     

    Bryan

    Saturday, May 08, 2010 2:57 AM
  •  

    Firewall off on windows 7?? It doesn't react like Vista and XP. Turn it on.

    This issue occurs because the Spooler service uses the Firewallapi.dll file to make an API call to check the availability of the Windows Firewall service. If sharing is being performed for the first time, the following incoming rules are enabled during this process:

    File and Printer Sharing (Spooler Service - RPC-EPMAP)
    File and Printer Sharing (Spooler Service - RPC)
    File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request - ICMPv4-In)
    File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request - ICMPv6-In)
    File and Printer Sharing (LLMNR-UDP-In)
    File and Printer Sharing (NB-Datagram-In)
    File and Printer Sharing (NB-Name-In)
    File and Printer Sharing (NB-Session-In)
    File and Printer Sharing (SMB-In)

    Note The same incoming rules are enabled when you share a folder on the computer for the first time. 

    When the Firewall Service is running, the following registry is checked for the firewall rules:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules
    Similar events are logged when the incoming rule is set. You can see these events in the Applications and Services logs in the Microsoft-Windows-Windows Firewall With Advanced Security log, as follows:

    Log Name:    Microsoft-Windows-Windows Firewall With Advanced Security/Firewall
    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Windows Firewall With Advanced Security
    Date:          <Date>
    Event ID:      2005
    Task Category: None
    Level:         Information
    Keywords:      (2199023255552)
    User:          LOCAL SERVICE
    Computer:  <ComputerName>
    Description: A rule has been modified in the Windows Firewall exception list.
    Modified Rule:
     Rule ID: FPS-SpoolSvc-In-TCP-NoScope
     Rule Name: File and Printer Sharing (Spooler Service - RPC)
     Origin: Local
     Active: Yes
     Direction: Inbound
     Profiles: Domain
     Action: Allow
     Application Path: C:\Windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
     Service Name: Spooler
     Protocol: TCP
     Security Options: None
     Edge Traversal: None
     Modifying User: SYSTEM
     Modifying Application: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe

    Log Name:      Microsoft-Windows-Windows Firewall With Advanced Security/Firewall
    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Windows Firewall With Advanced Security
    Date:          <Date>
    Event ID:      2005
    Task Category: None
    Level:         Information
    Keywords:      (2199023255552)
    User:          LOCAL SERVICE
    Computer: <ComputerName>
    Description:
    A rule has been modified in the Windows Firewall exception list.
    Modified Rule:
     Rule ID: FPS-RPCSS-In-TCP-NoScope
     Rule Name: File and Printer Sharing (Spooler Service - RPC-EPMAP)
     Origin: Local
     Active: Yes
     Direction: Inbound
     Profiles: Domain
     Action: Allow
     Application Path: 
     Service Name: Rpcss
     Protocol: TCP
     Security Options: None
     Edge Traversal: None
     Modifying User: SYSTEM
     Modifying Application: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
    Friday, January 20, 2012 6:11 AM