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Connecting to printer failed 0x000006E4 after Windows october/november patches

After installing the October and also the November patches we experienced the following error:

In order to fix this issue we tried all sorts of solutions such as uncheck – apply – check and apply the client side rendering on the printerserver for the affected printers. See the link where the cycle is explained: https://community.pharos.com/s/article/Blueprint-Enterprise-Printing-from-Windows-10-Apps-produces-two-print-jobs-for-the-user

This did not do anything for us sadly. After setting the below GPO on the client machines (Citrix VDA) our issue was gone in seconds! Weird that it is needed, as the printer was already set to spool on client side. But as goes with Microsoft, sometimes unlogical things fix issues.

See below the setting needed on our Citrix farm:

Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Administrative Templates -> Printers -> Always render printer jobs on the server. Set this to Disabled on the Citrix VDA or client.

3 thoughts on “Connecting to printer failed 0x000006E4 after Windows october/november patches”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this, we have had a nightmare printing from print servers via Citrix since the updates last year!

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