Specific printer settings may be lost after you print to a different printer in Outlook 2003

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Consider the following scenario. You configure a printer driver to print by using specific settings in Microsoft Office Outlook 2003. You print an e-mail message to the printer, and the message is printed as expected. You also print an e-mail message to a different printer, and that e-mail message is printed as expected. Then, you print an e-mail message to the original printer. In this scenario, the specific printer driver settings that you configured for the original printer may be lost.

The following items are examples of printer driver settings that may be lost:
  • Private print settings that let you store a print job at the printer until a PIN is entered to release the print job
  • Paper tray settings that are unique to the specific printer


How to obtain the hotfix

This issue is fixed in the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 2 Hotfix Package that is dated May 8, 2006. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
917349 Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: May 8, 2006

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

To enable this hotfix, follow these steps:
  1. Exit Outlook 2003.
  2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  3. Locate and then click to select the following registry subkey:
  4. After you select the subkey that is specified in step 3, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click DWORD Value.
  5. Type SetPrinterInfoWithName, and then press ENTER.
  6. Right-click SetPrinterInfoWithName, and then click Modify.
  7. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  8. On the File menu, click Exit to exit Registry Editor.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


Article ID: 918422 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
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