Microsoft KB Archive/246523
Article ID: 246523
Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006
- Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q246523
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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
When you try to add or delete a printer after you upgrade from Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51 to Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, with File and Print Services for Netware (FPNW) installed, you may receive the following error message:
Event Viewer may display the following events:
This behavior can occur because of a conflict between FPNW and the 'NWMON' value in the registry.
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
To resolve this issue, perform one of the following procedures:
Install Service Pack 3 (SP3) for Windows NT 4.0. Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is more stable with SP3 and may work better with a printer that is constantly busy through LPR (Line Print Remote).
Check to see if the 'NWMON' value exists in the registry, and if it does, delete it. Follow these steps:
Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe), and then use it to locate the following registry key:
- Save the Print key as a backup.
- Delete the NWMON value.
- Quit Registry Editor.
- Stop the Spooler service, and then restart it.
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