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The printer name is invalid. IIS

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  • Have tried countless remedies listed here and in other forums with no avail. Most of those threads are years old.

    Using IIS7 on Windows Server 2008RSsp1, client is Win8. Both 64bit Correct printer drivers loaded on both.

    Can reach the print server site: https://XX.XX.XX.XX:XX/Printers/printername/.printer

    But when i try and connect using the link under Printer Actions I get the following error

    Printer Installation Failed

    The printer name is invalid.

    Has this ever been fixed and I'm missing it somehow?
    Monday, November 04, 2013 9:12 PM

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  • Have you attempted to http://  rather than https://  ?


    Alan Morris Windows Printing Team

    Tuesday, November 05, 2013 12:55 AM
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  • Yes but customer wants https
    Tuesday, November 05, 2013 7:55 PM
  • I'm pretty sure Internet print sharing is not supported over https:.  There has not been much work on this feature since Windows 2003.

    Alan Morris Windows Printing Team

    Wednesday, November 06, 2013 8:35 AM
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  • Here's some configuration information.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?id=323428


    Alan Morris Windows Printing Team

    Wednesday, November 06, 2013 8:40 AM
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  • Thanks for the reply but none of that has helped. When I go to Connect using Basic Auth. And a self signed SSL. I still get:

    Printer Installation Failed

    The printer name is invalid.I've tried:

    https://servername/Printers/printersharename/.printer

    https://00.00.00.00/Printers/printername/.printer

    I have even tried this through the Add a Printer under Windows. In all my research I have yet to find a peson having the same problems find a solution.

    Wednesday, November 06, 2013 5:49 PM
  • Like I said, I do not think the protocol is supported.


    Alan Morris Windows Printing Team

    Wednesday, November 06, 2013 9:25 PM
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  • Hi Zalesko, have you found a solution for this problem?

    I am also attempting this same setup and get the same problem.

    HTTPS should be supported with IPP, could this be an issue with the self-signed SSL certificate?

    Thanks!

    Wednesday, September 09, 2015 5:56 PM