January 5, 2009

Restore missing Standard TCP/IP Port type for Printer

Filed under: Tips n Tricks — Rahul Patel @ 5:01 pm

If the TCP/IP port option is missing you need to re-add it.

First, make sure that the following files are in C:\Windows\System32\:


If they are missing, you will need to copy them there from either the i386 directory (if you have one) or from the original install CD.

Then, copy the following lines to NOTEPAD and save the file to your desktop as “printer.reg”

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors\Standard TCP/IP Port]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors\Standard TCP/IP Port\Ports]

Once it’s saved to your desktop, double-click printer.reg and say “OK” to the warning that you will be adding the keys to your registry.

Reboot the Server and the TCP/IP port option should be back.



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  2. Importing didn’t work for me. Manually adding did the job!


    Comment by Daniel — February 28, 2011 @ 3:18 pm | Reply

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