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Peter Smick

Problem opening printer properties for network printer

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Peter Smick

Hi all,

I am using the following to try to open the properties window for a network printer.

ShellExecuteWait("RUNDLL32", 'PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /p /n "N-Sharp 5001.MLRI"')

The printer is on a Novell network; it is not a Windows shared printer and it is not a TCP/IP printer. In the Printers and Faxes window, the printer name is "N-Sharp 5001.MLRI on BAOBAB" and when I open the printer properties window manually, the name shows as just "N-Sharp 5001.MLRI" But using either of these names gives me an error dialog box about the printer name not being valid or the printer having lost its connection to the server. The same syntax works fine on any of the local printers attached to the workstation.

Does anyone have any suggestions for this or for some other ways to open the printer properties window for a specific printer?

Many thanks,


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