Microsoft has confirmed that a flaw exists in Windows 11 that could necessitate administrator credentials if the print server and print client are located in different time zones.
There’s a printer problem on Windows 11
The problem might cause Windows 11 to demand administrative credentials on every attempt to print in that scenario. Given the criteria required for Windows to display the credential prompt, this issue is more likely to affect business environments.
According to Microsoft: “The affected environments described in this issue are not commonly used by devices designed for home use. The printing environments affected by this issue are more commonly found in enterprises and organizations.”
Microsoft revealed three distinct printing problems affecting all versions of Windows, including Windows 11, this month. However, Microsoft has manages to overcome these problems thants to the October Patch Tuesday.
For Windows 11, Microsoft predicts that a solution to the print administrator password problem will be available “late October.”
There are also more known issues regarding printing actions on Windows 11. When initially linked to a network printer, one of these flaws causes the system to fail to download necessary printer drivers. Another bug in the software prevents it from delivering custom print settings to customers.