Access denied when adding TCP/IP printer port in Windows 2008

You get the following error when adding a printer using a TCP/IP port:

add_printer_access_denied

The problem is that you need to “elevate to administrator privileges” (run as administrator) to add a TCP/IP port. I have’nt found any way to do that when adding a printer. The solutions is to logon as administrator in the console and then add the print and TCP/IP port.

Update:
To add a printer as administrator do the following.
1. Open printers in control panel.
2. Right click in the white area. Choose “Run as administrator”/”Add printer…”.

privileges

6 Comments

  1. George says:

    Thanks for this :)

  2. jacques says:

    thanks, this works, run as admin

  3. Abs says:

    I can’t get this. Right clicking blank space doesn’t do anything and I can’t right click Devices and Printers with any result. Can you explain properly?

  4. Owen MacPherson says:

    Worked for me too, thanks!

  5. Rustam Sariyev says:

    Thanks
    great

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