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Vista & Windows Server 2008 give “Access Denied” when adding a TCP/IP printer with UAC enabled

I have an HP Photosmart C5180 connected to my home LAN via ethernet, I’ve been unable to connect with Vista installed, and then after rebuilding with Windows Server 2008 Standard noticed the same error. Basically I’d go to:

  1. “Add Printer”
  2. “The Printer I wanted isn’t listed”
  3. Select “Add a printer using TCP/IP address or hostname”
  4. Put the IP Address in the field, click Next
  5. Get the error

Access Denied adding TCP/IP printer in Vista and Windows Server 2003

Solution is to either logon as an Administrator (Win2008) and create the port, or in Vista switch off UAC whilst you add the port.

Clearly MS didn’t implement UAC properly on the print dialogs