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Err Msg: A Port with that Name Already Exists. Choose Another...


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional


When you use the Add Printer wizard to install a printer port, you may receive the following error message:

A port with that name already exists. Choose another port name.


This issue can occur if you quit the Add Printer wizard after a new printer port is created. When you do so, the port you created is not removed, and you are then unable to create a printer port with the same name as the first one you created.


To work around this issue, use the previously created printer port, or remove the port from the Printers folder:

  1. In the Printers folder, on the File menu, click Server Properties .
  2. On the Ports tab, click the port you want to remove, click Delete Port, and then click OK.


This behavior is by design.

Additional query words:

Keywords : kberrmsg KBW2KHOME
Issue type : kbprb
Technology : kbwin2000Search kbwin2000ProSearch kbwin2000Pro

Last Reviewed: November 26, 2000
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