Event ID 4008 — LPD Service Status

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The TCP/IP Print Server service (LPDSVC), also known as the Line Printer Daemon (LPD) service, enables UNIX-based computers or other computers that are using the Line Printer Remote (LPR) service to print to shared printers on this server.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 4008
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Spooler-LPDSVC
Version: 6.0
Message: The Line Printer Daemon (LPD) service refused a print job from %2 for printer %1 because the specified printer does not exist on this computer. Retry printing from the client using the correct printer name.


Specify the correct printer name

To resolve this error, use the following procedure:

  1. In either the Print Management snap-in or the Printers folder in Control Panel, right-click the affected printer and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Ports tab.
  3. Click Configure Port, and then specify the correct printer name.


To verify that you resolved the problem, on a client computer, print a document to the shared printer that uses the Line Printer Remote (LPR) service.

LPD Service Status

Printing Infrastructure