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Windows 7 cannot connect to shared printer (error code 0x0000000d)

  1. Problem here: Dell MFP1125 on XP 32-bit gets shared and discovered from Windows 7 (64-bit), but not connected to from Windows 7 (error code 0x0000000d). Elsewhere, many people encounter this error, in a variety of configurations (printers, Windows).
  2. Resolution:
    1. on Windows 7, from the command line, issue “net use LPT1: \\yourservername\yourprinter /persistent:yes”
    2. In devices and printers, from the add printer wizard, add a local printer on LPT1 (installs driver), print your job to that (for it to get redirected to the shared printer).
  3. If you lose your printing capability (“net use” shows “unavailable”), delete the local printer, reissue the “net use” line above, and reinstall the local printer.
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  1. Alex
    2012/10/30 at 10:00

    This is a terrible workaround that I’ve seen all over the ‘net. Does anyone actually know what causes this problem and how to fix it?

    • 2012/10/30 at 23:18

      Right, but I hardly even print anymore, I just needed to quickly help somebody who does…

      If you find the root cause, I’d be great if you add a link here. Thanks for your comment.

  2. Hans
    2012/12/07 at 10:24

    I had the same problem, my main computer crashed and the hard drive was trashed. Installed a new hard drive. Reloaded all my software and xp pro operating system. Tried connecting to my Canon mp560 printer with my laptops running Win 7 and got the 0X0000000d message that they could not connect to the printer. Frustration for a week trying all the fixes I found on the net and nothing worked. Finally realized that the file sharing was working but the printer was not being recognized.

    My solution: On my main computer I removed the printer. Removed all the software for the printer. Used Ccleaner to clean the computer and registry. Restarted the computer without the printer connected, Used Ccleaner again. Reloaded the printer software and connected the printer with sharing. Now it works fine and the laptops connected with no problem.

    I think the problem is related to when the software installation of the printer is loaded. You cannot correct this by just reloading the software for the printer, I tried and it didn’t work.

    I hope this helps someone else.

  3. lencek
    2015/01/20 at 03:33

    Thanks Hans, it works

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