Failover Cluster Published Printers Status

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can publish print queues on a failover cluster to Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) so that users can search for printers by location or other attributes. Problems publishing print queues on a failover cluster usually pertain to AD DS permissions for each node of the print server.


Event ID Source Message



The print spooler was not able to add print queue %1 under container %2 in the Active Directory directory service because the cluster access control entry (ACE) could not be added to the print queue security descriptor. Error: %3. The printer is not published in Active Directory and cannot be located by searching Active Directory.

Print Server Failover Cluster

Printing Infrastructure