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Err Msg: The Printer Name Is Invalid, it Cannot Contain "!", "\", ","

This article was previously published under Q221181
When you attempt to change printer properties, you may receive the following error message:
Error: The printer name is invalid, it cannot contain "!", "\", ",".
This behavior can occur if you upgrade from Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 and the printer name contains one of the characters in the error message. These characters cannot be used in Windows 2000.
To resolve this behavior, rename the printer without using an invalid character.
This behavior is by design.

Article ID: 221181 - Last Review: 02/22/2007 22:49:55 - Revision: 3.2

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • kbenv kberrmsg kbprb kbprint KB221181