Unable to connect with Printer in workgroup

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I have a printer installed on System with Windows Server 2003.I have shared the printer but on workgroup when I try to access this printer after user name password confirmation the error

Windows can not connect to the printer

Note that the firewall is off, printer sharing from services and network sharing is enabled, no problem with printer or printer name. Please view attached image.

Windows cannot connect to the printer. Operation could not be completed.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #85509

Unable to connect with Printer in workgroup


Hi Atiffs,

Hope this helps solve your problem. Try to change the name of your computer and also change the workgroup of your computer. Follow these steps:

1st step – Right click 'My Computer' and click properties to open the properties of you computer.

2nd step – Click 'Computer Name' then change the 'Workgroup' and the ' Computer Name' of your computer.

3rd step – Reboot your computer. After rebooting of your computer, Right click 'My Network Places' and click 'Properties'.

4th step – right click 'Local Area Network' and click 'Properties'.

5th step – On your Local Area Network properties, enable the File and Printer Sharing.


Good luck!

Answered By 85 points N/A #85512

Unable to connect with Printer in workgroup



You can try to fix this issue by re-installing the device driver.

Go to Start menu >> type “Printers” >> press “Enter”. Right-click on the problematic printer, go to “Properties” >> “Hardware” tab >> “Properties” button on the bottom >> “Driver” tab >> click “Uninstall”.

Now, reconnect your device to your PC and it should find out its suitable driver and work without any issue.

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