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Error Message: Default Printer Cannot Be Set

This article was previously published under Q164629
When creating a new printer and choosing to set it as a default printer,the following error may occur.
Add Printer Wizard
Default printer cannot be set.
If a computer running Windows NT 4.0 Workstation is connecting to the aboveprinter, it will not be set up. This connection will also not be able to beset up as a default printer, but no error will appear.
The printer name was being set up with a trailing space.
Rename the printer without a trailing space. Do not create printernames with trailing spaces.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT version 4.0. Weare researching this problem and will post new information here in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

Article ID: 164629 - Last Review: 11/01/2006 04:41:11 - Revision: 1.1

  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
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