Microsoft has released Tuesday’s security patch for Windows 10, corresponding to the second week of November, and with it has updated the security of its well-known operating system, and has taken the opportunity to resolve minor errors. So far so good, but unfortunately the Redmond company has confirmed that some problems persist, and that one of the most important is related to printing.
It’s curious. We’ve been talking about Windows 10 and printing problems for so long that it has almost become in a “classic”. On this occasion, the Redmond giant has explained that, after installing this update, some users may encounter the following errors when trying to print from a shared printer on a Windows print server:
- 0x000006e4 (RPC_S_CANNOT_SUPPORT)
- 0x0000007c (ERROR_INVALID_LEVEL)
- 0x00000709 (ERROR_INVALID_PRINTER_NAME)
According to Microsoft, printer connection problems that occur in Windows 10 are “specific to print servers and are not commonly seen on devices designed for home use. The printing environments affected by this problem are most commonly found in businesses and organizations«This means that it is a problem that mainly affects professional environments, SMEs included.
At the moment, this problem does not have a fixed or specific solution that solves it completely. Microsoft offers some guides with temporary solutions that vary depending on the build we are using. This, for example, corresponds to build 19043.1288, but we still do not know when this problem will be put to rest permanently by an update to Windows 10.
Microsoft has confirmed that it is aware of the situation, and that it is working to find a solution that, in theory, should be final, so right now we can only wait. Please note that this update may also cause problems with device connections through “untrusted” domains using “Remote Desktop”, and that this can only be fixed by “Known Issue Rollback (KIR)”.