Latest Cumulative Updates for Windows 10 Cause Printer Problems

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Microsoft acknowledged that installing the September Cumulative Updates, including KB4522016 (Build 18362.357) for Windows 10 (version 1903), causes printer printing to fail. In some cases, trying to print again or rebooting the device avoids the problem.

Microsoft has confirmed a new issue in Windows 10 related to the latest cumulative updates, including KB4522016 (Build 18362.357) for Windows 10, version 1903. Company declares, which is already developing a fix, but has not yet announced even the approximate deadlines. Thus, users can only repeat print jobs until the next attempt is successful.

Microsoft reports:

There may be problems with the completion of the print job by the Print Spooler service, which may cause the printing to be canceled or refused. Some applications may shut down unexpectedly and display an error message. Also, the user may receive a remote procedure call error (RPC error) in some utilities and applications for printing.

The problem is observed in all versions of Windows 10 and Windows Server, as well as in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1. List of affected versions of Windows:

  • Windows 10 May 2019 Update (версия 1903)
  • Windows 10 October 2018 Update (версия 1809)
  • Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019
  • Windows 10 April 2018 Update (версия 1803)
  • Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (версия 1709)
  • Windows 10 Creators Update (версия 1703)
  • Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2016
  • Windows 10 Anniversary Update (версия 1607)
  • Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2015
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7 SP1

Microsoft’s proposed interim measures are easy to use, but the company acknowledges that not all users may work:

Trying to print again may be successful. If the print fails again when you try again, it is recommended that you restart the device. If the device uses the 4th version printer driver, then you can try installing the 3rd version driver, if available.

The release of new cumulative updates is scheduled for next Tuesday’s Patch Tuesday, October 8th. However, there is no guarantee that the fix will be ready by this date.

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