Printing issues after KB5005623 and possibly others.

Alexander L 1 Reputation point
2021-09-27T12:38:48.077+00:00

Hello we have server 2012 with printing services (shared printer) and this stopped working after recent Microsoft updates, we removed updates but they came back and caused same issue, however this time we are unable to remove update KB5005623 which seems to be causing the issue. Trying to uninstall it simply says "An error has occurred. Not all of the updates were successfully uninstalled" and it stays there.

Is there any fix for this yet? I see online many are complaining about this.

Or maybe a way to overwrite this in registry or remove the update manually? Thanks. Need fix asap. Heard calling Microsoft is pointless so maybe someone has a fix they could share.

Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
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  1. Limitless Technology 39,501 Reputation points
    2021-09-28T08:26:38.42+00:00

    Hello @Alexander L

    Yes, this is due to recent updates to protect from the PrintNightmare exploit. Only users with Admin rights would be able to see the printer because the would have access to the drivers. One workaround is to install manually the printer drivers locally, and this will allow any users on the computer to map the device. Otherwise Microsoft released an article regarding the printer and printer driver management post patching:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/kb5005652-manage-new-point-and-print-default-driver-installation-behavior-cve-2021-34481-873642bf-2634-49c5-a23b-6d8e9a302872

    Hope it helps,

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