In Microsoft Windows XP, you cannot create new forms that
specify printing characteristics, such as paper size and printer area, if you
do not have administrative credentials. You see this problem when the
button appears dimmed after you click Create
a new form
in Print Server Properties
. (To configure
printer settings, click Printer and Faxes
in Control Panel.)
If you have your own printer, but you do not have administrative credentials,
you must ask an administrator whenever you want to use special
Service pack information
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
With this hotfix, you can add forms for local printers.
After you apply the hotfix, you must modify the registry to specify how many
additional forms are allowed per spooler session. A new spooler session occurs
when you restart your computer or the spooler restarts. See the "More
Information" section for instructions on how to use the registry to specify the
number of additional forms.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix. Note
If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note
The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in
the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in
coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is
converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use
the Time Zone
tab in the Date and Time tool in Control
Date Time Version Size File name
11-May-2004 08:14 5.1.2600.1528 299,008 Localspl.dll
11-May-2004 08:14 5.1.2600.1515 80,896 Ntprint.dll
11-May-2004 08:14 5.1.2600.1528 527,872 Printui.dll
09-Apr-2004 12:53 188.8.131.52 6,656 Spmsg.dll
10-Apr-2004 08:24 184.108.40.206 158,208 Spuninst.exe
10-Apr-2004 17:04 5.1.2600.1515 593,408 Xpsp2res.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.
To specify the number of forms you can add per spooler sessionWarning
If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious
problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft
cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry
Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
- After you apply this hotfix, restart your computer, and
then start Registry Editor.
- Locate and right-click the following registry subkey:
- Right-click below the last entry in the right-hand portion of the window, point to New, and then click DWORD value.
Name the new value AllowUserManageForms.
Right-click AllowUserManageForms entry, and then choose Modify.
- Type a value to specify the number of forms that you can
add per spooler session.
For additional information, click the following
article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates