The new Printing bug in Windows 11 is a strange bug, it allows just the admins to print
Microsoft is currently working on fixing the printing bug in Windows 11 that prompts for admin access before users try to print. Basically, the bug requires admin access to print.
As per Microsoft, the printing bug affects those Windows environments where the print server and print client both are located in different zones.
American Technology company, Microsoft explained that if you try to print in the Windows environments where both print clients and print servers are in different zones, you might get a prompt to enter admin credentials before every print action.
Below we have stated the Windows versions (both client and server) that have been affected by this new printing bug:
- Client: Windows 11, version 21H2; Windows 10, version 21H1; Windows 10, version 20H2; Windows 10, version 2004; Windows 10, version 1909; Windows 10, version 1809; Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019; Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2016; Windows 10, version 1607; Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB; Windows 8.1; Windows 7 SP1
- Server: Windows Server 2022; Windows Server, version 20H2; Windows Server, version 2004; Windows Server, version 1909; Windows Server, version 1809; Windows Server 2019; Windows Server 2016; Windows Server 2012 R2; Windows Server 2012; Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1; Windows Server 2008 SP2
Meanwhile, the issues have been fixed for earlier September and October updates. For the moment Microsoft hasn’t released a fix for the printing issues to the Windows 11 users.
On the other hand, Windows 10 affected users can install the September Patch Tuesday and October Patch Tuesday cumulative updates.
Microsoft further said that an update addressing this issue will be released at the end of October.
Note: Mostly the system in the enterprise environments is affected by this issue.
Let’s See Other Windows 11 Printing Issues
Last week, Microsoft confirmed other Windows 11 issues that caused the installation of printers to fail on the system in enterprise environments.
Redmond further explained that the installation of printers may lead to failure when the installation is attempted over the network on devices that access the printers through the using HTTP connections.
Moreover, the installation of a printer might not be successfully completed through the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) in organizations that share IPP printers using the printer connections.
The previous week, Microsoft confirmed an issue regarding the custom printing properties that are not being shown appropriately to the print clients.
Though this issue doesn’t cause any failure in printing, the affected system will just print on the default settings.
Below we have offered a comprehensive list of known issues in Windows 11:
- Compatibility issues with the app that create registry keys utilizing a few non-ASCII characters
- Oracle VirtualBox compatibility issue
- Issues with printer installation
- Compatibility issues with networking software Intel Killer and Dell SmartByte (now fixed)
- A bug that restricts start menu to open in Windows 11
- The taskbar designed for Windows 11 has not been properly upgraded
- AMD CPUs performance degraded to about 15 %
- False Windows 11 compatibility error i.e This PC can’t run Windows 11.
- File explorer in Windows 11 consumes too much memory.
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