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Microsoft KB Archive/103747

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Err Msg: \\<Server>\<Share> Is an Invalid Port Name

Article ID: 103747

Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1

This article was previously published under Q103747


If you log on as a user without the necessary privileges to create a printer on a particular share, instead of getting an "access denied" message, you receive a message that says the port name is invalid.


This behavior may be caused by an incorrectly mapped error message. The correct message should be "access denied."


Log on to an account with the proper privileges to create a printer from the given share.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT version 3.1. This problem was corrected in Windows NT 3.5

Additional query words: prodnt

Keywords: kbprint KB103747