the error message is the best place to start
126 ERROR_MOD_NOT_FOUND <--> 0xc0000135 STATUS_DLL_NOT_FOUND
You state that some Vista machine can print to the shared device.
Is the print driver already installed on these machines?
Can a user who is an admin make the printer connection or just users?
Check if the print driver does get installed. If you have a Business or
Ultimate client launch printmanagement.msc. Open the Drivers node in the
Verify the driver is not installed. Make the printer connection. Check if
the driver gets installed (Refresh during the connection phase).
If the driver does get installed there is another component to the printer
that is not getting installed. Check the printer registry settings on the
server for any dependent files or language monitor files associated with
the printer and driver.
If the driver is not installed check the check the print driver registry
values on the print server.
Windows Printing Team
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"Boise State Help Desk" <HelpDesk+BoiseState@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in
> Alan and Robinson,
> Let's remove some complexity to assist in our discussion. Yes, the
> printers are being deployed via GP but we are not limited the install to
> the GP. A user can any install any printer in the org at this point.
> This is the situation that I am dealing with at this point. A user with
> Windows Vista tries to add the printer via the add printer wizard using
> the find tool for AD. When the select this printer and click ok, they
> receive the error:
> Windows cannot connect to the printer. Operation could not be completed
> (error 0x0000007e).
> The driver works on other Vista based computers. Where would you start
> looking into this issue?
> Thanks in advance.
> Peter J.
> ""Robinson Zhang [MSFT]"" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> This issue is more related to group policy and it is recommended that you
>> post the issue in Microsoft Windows Group Policy discussion group. They
>> mainly focus on Group Policy question and problem.
>> Discussions in Microsoft Windows Group Policy
>> The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is so you will get the
>> most qualified pool of respondents, and other partners who read the
>> newsgroups regularly can either share their knowledge or learn from your
>> interaction with us.
>> Thank you for your understanding.
>> However, I would like to share the following link to you:
>> Event ID 1037 ¡ª Printer Connections Status
>> Hope it helps.
>> Robinson Zhang
>> Microsoft Online Support