Directory Service unavailable for Network Printing

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Subject: Directory Service unavailable for Network Printing
Posted by:  Susie-Q
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2005

Every once in a while, for no particular reason that I can fathom, when I
click on the "Find Printer" in the Print dialog box, I get the "Find..."
window grayed out and covered with a dialog box stating "Directory Service is
currently unavailable".

I am on a small home network and am working wirelessly from a laptop to
connect to certain printers in other rooms.  I CAN see them if I select
"Printers and Faxes" from the "Start" menu - but can't access them from the
program I'm trying to print from (Word mostly).  Just this a.m. I used the
"Find Printer" several times no problem - then a little while later I got the
above error messge.  I've searched and searched the KB and these boards and
just don't find anything about this.

Does anyone know what causes this and how to fix it?  Thanks mucho in
advance - I'm ready to get out the hammer....>:-|

Sys Info:

Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
          Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gateway
      System Model: Solo 9300 Pro
              BIOS: PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.0
          Processor: Intel Pentium III, ~640MHz
            Memory: 416MB RAM
          Page File: 426MB used, 562MB available
        Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

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