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When a user tries to add a local printer or a network printer in Windows Server 2008 by using a TCP/IP address or a host name, they receive the following error message:
Access is denied.
This issue occurs if the user does not have administrative user rights or does not have elevated user rights. A security change in Windows Server 2008 does not let non-administrative users add printers by using a TCP/IP address or a host name.
To resolve this issue, add the printer connection by using elevated user rights or as an administrative user.
For more information about Windows Server 2008, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 960792 - Last Review: December 4, 2008 - Revision: 1.0