Thursday, December 1, 2011

Fix Error Code 0x000006d9 on a Sharing a Printer in Window 7

This Error comes when you are try to share the printer and the system leaves you with Error Code 0x000006d9.
The problem occurs because of two issues: -

1. Window Firewall is Turned On.
2. Network discovery and Printer sharing is Turned Off.

So by turning off the Widows Firewall and turning on the network discovery and printer sharing the error code can be fixed.

Steps to turn off Windows Firewall: -

1. Left Click Start Menu Button and Type services.msc in the Search Space. Right Click on services Link and Left Click Run as administrator option.

2. Left Click Yes Button If, prompted by UAC.

3. Right Click on Windows Firewall in Right Pane and Select Properties option.


4. Under the General Tab Select Startup type: as Disabled and Left Click on OK button.

 5. Again try to share the Printer.

If the Problem is not yet resolved try following below steps to turn On Network discovery and printer sharing.

Steps to Turn On Network Discovery and Printer Sharing: -

1. Go to Control Panel (All items View) and Left Click on Network and Sharing Center.




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2. Left Click on Change advanced sharing settings in Left pane.




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3. Select the Radio buttons Turn on network discovery under Network discovery section and Turn on file and printer sharing Under File and printer sharing section, Left Click on Save changes button.




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4. Again Try to share the Printer.

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