After updating Windows 11 to version 22H2, your network printers may stop working. Also, the error code
ERROR_INVALID_PRINTER_NAME) appears when adding a new network printer.
Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000bc4). No Printers Were Found.
The printer name is invalid.
Windows 11 version 22H2 introduced a new group policy named “Configure RPC Connection settings.” This policy setting controls which protocol and protocol settings to use for outgoing RPC connections to a remote print spooler.
The default setting in 22H2 blocks Windows from finding your network printers. This causes your existing printers to be erased, and adding them manually causes the error 0x00000bc4.
Setting “Configure RPC Connection settings” to “RPC over named pipes” fixes the issue.
To fix the network printer error 0x00000bc4, try these steps:
- Launch the Local Group Policy Editor (
- Go to the following section:
Administrative Templates → Printers → Configure RPC connection settings
- Select “RPC over named pipes” from the dropdown, and click OK.
- Exit the Group Policy Editor.
Registry Setting for the above GPO
There are 2 values that can be configured:
0: RpcOverTcp (default)
The above solution was initially found by @thomas_forde, who tweeted about it recently.
Printer issue finally resolved. A brand new printer policy in Win11 22H2 is the culprint. "RPC Connection settings. Need to change over to Named Pipes and it works again.#msintune #Memcm pic.twitter.com/7xPS7Xxs0o
— Thomas Førde (@thomas_forde) September 28, 2022
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35 thoughts on “Fix: Printer Error 0x00000bc4 or 0x00000709 in Windows 11 22H2”
Did not work for me!
It worked perfectly for me. It is the only solution that work for Win 11 Home edition.
It worked perfectly for me too.
I ‘ve tried anything with no luck until thia solution.
Have you already found a solution ?
it’s work. just need to edit registry after gpedit.msc
win 11 22h2 update printer issue still not work any patch make microsoft
thanks. it’s worked for me. on Windows 11 Home Edition
how to change in regedit RPC
IT WORKS!!! THANK YOU, BUDDY.
IN THIS METHOD, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS ADD THE REGISTRY MANNUALLY!!!
ENABLE THE GPEDIT.MSC ONLY WILL NOT WORK, SO PLEASE FOCUS ON THE 2ND STEP!!!
i am missing directory Printer/RPC on 2nd step.
sould I create mannually?
Worked For Me 01-DEC-2022…. Thanks a lot dear
Excelente aporte bro, funciona 100%
thx its work for me after for along time
can anyone sent the edited registry here?
Mine still not working after editing
Hi I am using Windows 11 Home, I have tried manually creating the registry key folder and both dword string. But still, the same error exists. Not sure am I doing it correctly, please help in showing the actual step by step guide or a screenshot of the regedit
Okay I got it Windows 11 Home
go to regedit
create key until you have
then create dword RpcUseNamedPipeProtocol
Set Value to 1
do not have to go through gpedit.msc
thx its work for me
still doesn’t work for me
It’s work for me, thank you so much.
how to get Printers folder on Windows NT?
thanks !! it worked..
In Win 11 Home Edition
Thanks very muc bro
i created folder manually cause nothing in my regedit
and create these dword
Set Value to 1
i very confuse for 2 days haha
thanks, works at Windows 11 Home..
I tried on Windows 11 Pro but no luck.
Thanks a Lot
it,s not working ,network share printer any patch avilbale kindly help
the best solution so far, Thanks.
One simple and dump question : This registry process is to be done in the client computer (the one accessing a shared printer) or the host computer (the one sharing out the printer)?
@Emerex: In the client computer.
Also, see Eko Suprianto’s post here for the additional settings if your Windows 11 22H2 is acting as the host (i.e., print server)
• win 11 22h2 update printer issue – Microsoft Community
Work for me
1. Install Gpedit on Windows 11 home editions
2. Enable Connection RPC set to over pipe names
3. Insert key Printer/RPC in Regedit
berhasil untuk sharing printer dari windows 10 ke windows 11
i have windows 7 client and win 11 pro (fully updated).
the win11 computer is connected via usb to a printer and i share the printer in win11 settings.
they both (PC’s) connected to the same network (win11 pc connected using ethernet and win7 pc using wifi).
how can i print from win7 pc in the printer connected to win11 pc?
when i add printer in win 7 it finds the shared printer:
but when i continue i get this error:
with the printer sharing server is windows 11 home 22h2 .the client is windows 7 and windows 10 connect i get error 0x000000709 please help me