Description of problem:
The name windows allocates to the printer queue is corrupted with html characters when a new Windows printer is created.
In my case for example the Windows printer name was :-
HP Photosmart C4100 series (Copy 5)
system-config-printer rendered this as:-
(As the "Device URI" box was only long enough to display the workgroup and part of the server name - it took me nearly all day to realise that "tree connect failed: NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME" and system-config-printer asking me to provide a user name and password - then a "resource not available" message really meant that the printer name was miss-spelled. Oh well - that's life!)
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Steps to Reproduce:
1.set up a windows printer
Windows printer name is filled with semi-html characters
Windows printer name should be the same as selected from those offered by the 'Browse' button
I'm affected by bug 669820, which seems to be the same.
Workaround for me was to go to the CUPS page <http://localhost:631/> and create an entry for the printer there, not via Administration --> Printing.
Hope this helps.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 669820 ***