0x00000bcb Error Adding Network Printer Share Windows

If you have attempted to add a network printer by double clicking on the sharename name \\server\PrinterShareName, and you’re  getting 0x00000bcb error, it’s because of new Windows Security Updates.

Add the following DWORD on the PC having the issue (not server).

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers\PointAndPrint


Value of DWORD  0


You can delete it after adding the printer

21 replies
  1. Adam
    Adam says:

    Thank you. This has been driving me mad for a year now and finally someone with a simple fix. This was also listed on Microsoft at one point but i think with everything else I was trying it’s become a mess of hot-fixes. Applying this one registry key fixed my problem instantly


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