In this article I’ll show you how I solved 0x0000011b and 0x00000bcb errors when printing!

After the installing the update KB5005010, I’m getting the error “Connect to printer Windows cannot connect to the printer. Operation failed with error 0x00000bcb” and the printer fails to install. As you can see from the images below.

The problem was in the workaround provided by Microsoft.

I tried to revert the configurations using:
“Allow Print Spooler to accept client connections” policy HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers\PointAndPrint. Buy nothing worked.

Also we cannot permanently remove the August update, because the Print Nightmare update will come again in Sept Cummulative Update.

Solution 1

So, the best solution for this errors that works immediately:

Add a new registry to this locaion> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers\PointAndPrint

Note: If the key Printers and PointAndPrint does not exist, create them, and then add the folowing DWORD value:

RestrictDriverInstallationToAdministrators = 0

Normally this should be enough, but if it’s not, then add also the following values:

  • NoWarningNoElevationOnInstall = 1
  • UpdatePromptSettings = 1

Solution 2

Another workaround that should work is to deploy the printer via GPO to the machine rather than the user, it works as the machine installs the driver with SYSTEM rights!

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