How to fix Error 0x0000011b – Windows Cannot Connect to Network Printer

Time to read: 3 mins

Firstly head to the HOST computer/server that is sharing the printer.

Go to Registry Editor

Go to: \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print

Right Click on “Print” folder and click ‘New” –> DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Add the new value as:


Double click into the value and ensure the value data is set to 0 and base of Hexadecimal.

Go to Services –> Print Spooler –> Restart

Now head back to the affected machine, and attempt to connect to your printer again (you should now be able to connect).

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