Printbrmui.exe not found, Printmangement.msc not found

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by Jdplus3, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. Jdplus3

    Jdplus3 Guest

    In Windows XP, I used the printer migrator program to copy printer settings
    from one workstation to another. in Vista, you now use Printbrmui.exe

    When I try this, it tells me that I do not have printer administrative
    rights. How do I set that up? I have read that I need to install a
    printserver role? if so how?

    Also, from the control panel > administrative functions > if I click on
    Printmanager, I am told that the path to printmanager.msc is not found. how
    can I get this installed.
    I have the business OEM edition (upgrade from XP)
    thanks!
     
    Jdplus3, Jun 1, 2007
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  2. in system32, you should find

    printmanagement.msc
    pmcsnap.dll
    puiobj.dll
    printbrmui.exe

    in \system32\spool\tools
    printbrm.exe (command line tool).
    printbrmengine.exe

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    Alan Morris
    Windows Printing Team
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    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;[ln];kbhowto

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    Alan Morris [MSFT], Jun 1, 2007
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  3. Jdplus3

    Jdplus3 Guest

    Alan, thank you for the quick response.
    Yes, all those files are present in the right places. However even if I go
    to the system32 folder and click directly on printmanagement.msc I guet
    "c\windows\system32\printmanagment.msc - The specified path does not exist.
    check the path and then try again." is there a path variable somewhere I may
    fix?

    Also any ideas on the Printbrmui.exe program, when I run it and indicate
    that I want to back up the local machine, it says "migration of print server
    information requires administrator priviledges on the print server"- which I
    should have.

    Any thoughts greatly appreciated!
    Jim

     
    Jdplus3, Jun 1, 2007
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  4. Jdplus3

    Jdplus3 Guest

    actually this now looks like a bigger overall system path problem: if I go to
    my computer properties and try to look at the advanced system settings, I
    similary get ".....\systempropertiesadvanced.exe the specified path does not
    exist. I guess I need a back door way to set the system path in the
    registry????
    Jim
    --
    Rainbow Pediatrics, fairly knowledgable in Windows through XP


     
    Jdplus3, Jun 1, 2007
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  5. printbrmui needs to run in an elevated session. I normally start this in an
    elevated cmd window (or from Print Management, err).

    in an elevated command window type
    SET


    look through the path information



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    Alan Morris
    Windows Printing Team
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    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;[ln];kbhowto

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    Alan Morris [MSFT], Jun 1, 2007
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  6. Jdplus3

    Jdplus3 Guest

    SET command does work, and shows a path to include \system32 etc
    appropriately. now I am really stuck. I cannot figure out why Vista cannot
    find these programs. thanks though...
    --
    Rainbow Pediatrics, fairly knowledgable in Windows through XP


     
    Jdplus3, Jun 4, 2007
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  7. Jdplus3

    Jdplus3 Guest

    SOLUTION:
    Ok. Vista could find and run, from an elevated cmd prompt PrintBrmUi.exe. It
    could NOT find printmanagement.msc though. so it is an association problem
    with *.msc files.

    The Pathext= line does not show msc. I retyped it using
    SET PATHEXT= [retyped all];.MSC
    That let me run those MSC programs, but did NOT save the change on reboot.
    so, I did that again, and then when to Computer> Properties > advanced system
    settings (which would now run but would not before) > Environment variables >
    and added it to the PATHEXT variable there. I think that will do it now.
    will keep you all posted.
    --
    Rainbow Pediatrics, fairly knowledgable in Windows through XP


     
    Jdplus3, Jun 4, 2007
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