Universal Print won't register printer

John Hummer 11 Reputation points

We are having an issue that seems bizarre to me. A couple months ago, we removed a printer from Universal Print. We then removed it from the PC running Universal Print Connector.

Now, we have installed a printer with the same name as the previous printer onto the PC running the Universal Print Connector. When we try to register the new printer with the Universal Print Connector app, it returns an error and opens the windows event viewer. Below is a redacted version of the log.

It seems to still think there is a printer with that name in Universal Print, even though it was removed months ago. Has anyone ran into this issue?

Response Content: {"error":"device_already_exists","error_description":"Printer device already exists. cloud_device_id: 11bf9b0b-d23a, physical_device_id: 6a2c42a0","registration_id":"5e28ed0c","http_status_code":400}

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Windows Server Printing
Windows Server: A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.Printing: Printer centralized deployment and management, scan and fax resources management, and document services
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  1. Limitless Technology 44,006 Reputation points

    Hi. Thank you for your question and reaching out. I’d be more than happy to help you with your query.

    This article https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/universal-print/fundamentals/universal-print-troubleshooting-support-howto will help you to resolved issues when it comes to a Universal Print. I believe it will be easier for you to check it out on your end.

    If the reply was helpful, please don’t forget to upvote or accept as answer, thank you.

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