Windows error 0x0000007e when adding printer

So I recently ran into this error when trying to add a network printer (shared from a Server 2008 box) to my users’ computers.  What worked out well for me was following the advice of “stzargazer” in this MS answers forum post.

1.  Install the printer locally using port LPT2.  I’ve shown the first couple steps in the screenshots below, the rest should be self-explanatory 🙂

Printer Local Install

Printer Local Install

Printer Local Install Port

Printer Local Install Port

Printer Local Install Driver

Printer Local Install Driver

2.  Open a command prompt and enter this redirect command:

net use LPT2 \\computername\sharedprintername /persistent:yes

That’s it!  You should now be happily printing to your network printer.