Network Printer Problems

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Does anyone have a fix for the printer sharing problems discussed in:

KB5006670 - Network Printer Problems Again This Month - Windows 10 Support (

NONE of the suggestions offered up resolve the sharing issues and everyone seems to be hoping that Microsoft addresses the problems with the November update. That's a long time to limp along without a working shared printer!



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@handymanalex Same here!Only uninstall it and stop automatic update. No other fix works. 


0x00000709 all the time.




best response confirmed by handymanalex (New Contributor)
Agreed. I have successfully replaced the three C:\Windows\system32 files with Pre-KB5006670 versions and was able to resume printing to our Windows Server 2016 print server printers:


This operation was completed with the Print Spooler service STOPPED and, of course, the TrustedInstaller ownership of the 3 files had to be changed to Administrators - Full Control before the copy. I was then able to print after starting the Print Spooler service. I do not like changing operating system files, so I only tried this successfully on one Windows 10 Pro x64 Feature 21H1 PC with KB5006670 installed. Otherwise, I have uninstalled KB5006670 after setting the Defer Window Updates out to about 4 weeks (max) as mentioned by others. The 3 file replacement method comes from the Bleeping Computer web site forum, of course. I also tried installing KB5006738 AFTER KB5006670 update with NO success in network printing. Uninstalling both updates restored network printing successfully.

ChevIT Guy

Unfortunately, I'm a home environment user with limited "geek level" abilities to control print servers or resurrect and install previous versions of component files. My options are somewhat limited until my frustration level motivates me to attempt a fix that I might screw up. Thanks for the workaround description.