[Samba] Adding a Samba shared printer fails - Windows 11 22H2

Billy Bob billysbobs at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 11 21:07:34 UTC 2022

Here is a link to information about and a downloadable spreadsheet for "the policy settings for computer and user configurations included in the ADMX files delivered for Windows 11 2022 Update (Version 22H2)."

In addition to noting where to find the GPOs, the blog post also includes links for similar resources for various versions of Windows 10.


The page at this link is referred to by Thomas Forde in the comments of his Twitter post announcing his solution, and is apparently a resource he leaned on to find the solution.

On Friday, November 11, 2022 at 02:23:37 PM CST, Tim ODriscoll via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote: 

> In my testing, Windows 10 21H2 and Windows 11 21H2 function as expected. What did MS do in Windows 11 22H2?

They've really mullered it! I've been getting loads of weird printer issues since the new Windows updates, including the ones you describe, and after ages of Googling all the different error codes Windows was throwing up, the easiest and quickest solution was to just re-deploy Windows to the affected machine. My Windows image has the printers attached to the new print server already and all the drivers installed.

> Any hints on how I should proceed?

Interesting things I've learnt from the error message Googling is that 22H2 has a new authenticated RPC:

There is an option to enable 'rpc named pipes', but my GPO's didn't have the option listed for me to try:

And that the official MS guidance in light of their 'printnightmare' is to install the printers into your Windows deployment image(!)

Good luck - let me know how you get on..


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