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Error printing from Outlook 2003 "The system cannot find the file specified"

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SYMPTOMS
Consider the following scenario:
  • You establish a Terminal Services session to a Windows Server 2008- or Windows Server 2008 R2-based terminal server that has Windows Internet Explorer 9 installed.
  • You do not redirect a printer to the Terminal Services session.
  • You try to print a document to a network printer from Microsoft Office Outlook 2003.
In this scenario, the printer does not print the document. Additionally, the following error message is displayed:
The system cannot find the file specified.
CAUSE
This issue occurs because the FOLDERID_FONTS value points to an incorrect directory. The value should point to the following directory:
C:\Windows\Fonts

However, the value points to the following directory instead:
C:\Users\%username%\Windows\Fonts
RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based terminal server, install the following hotfix:
2646168 "The system cannot find the file specified" error message when you print a document on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based terminal server  
To resolve this issue on a Windows Server 2008-based terminal server, install the following hotfix: 
2656827 "The system cannot find the file specified" error message when you print a document on a Windows Server 2008-based terminal server
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Article ID: 2711221 - Last Review: 05/08/2012 16:42:00 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003

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