Use Printer Offline Is Not Available for Network Printers


When you try to use the "Use Printer Offline" feature, the or one that is similar to it:
There was an error found when printing the document "Print.txt" to LPT1 Access is Denied.
Do you want to retry or cancel the job?
The "Use Printer Offline" feature is only available for local printers, for example, printers that are directly connected to LPT1. This is typically apparent because this feature is missing from printers that are connected with a UNC connection. However, this feature appears to be available when you connect to a network printer by using the
net use command or by capturing the printer with the Novell Client.


This problem may occur because Windows does not save user's credentials, and if the client is rebooted, the spooler is unable to connect to the server to print the job that was originally printed offline.


To try to work around this problem, enable null sessions on the Windows server that hosts the print queue.

More Information

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

Artikelnummer: 292049 – Letzte Überarbeitung: 07.01.2008 – Revision: 1