Are there printers published to the active directory?
Is there a policy that sets the AD printer search location? I've seen a
similar failure when one is on a domain but the domain lookup fails. You
may need to unjoin from the domain, delete the old machine account, then
rejoin the domain.
If the printers are not published in the AD turn off the search
Add Printer wizard (managed network)
When you get to the edit box page, enter the \\printserver\printshare
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"TopHAT" <TopHAT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Last night I rebuilt my Compaq Presario V6171CL notebook - reusing the
> Vista 32-bit cd it was previously built with. All software as been
> activated. This time however, when I go to printers, add printer, network
> printer - windows explorer restarts. These apps have been installed:
> 32 bit OS; Office 2007 standard; visio 2007; publisher 2007; Cute PDF,
> Reader & Outlook has been configured with one email account. All updates
> been installed. User Account Control has been disabled and reenabled. I
> install a local printer but not a network printer. The PC is attached to
> domain correctly. Any Ideas how to stop explorer from restarting and
> the printer(s) installed? Thanks in advance...
> Rick Pelham