How to Fix Windows Printer Error 0x0000011b

Printing out your documents on Windows 10 or Windows 11 should be an easy task. You need to open your document and click the Print option or press the Ctrl and P keys.

 Unfortunately, error code 0x0000011b may sometimes ruin your plans preventing you from connecting to your printer.

Follow the troubleshooting steps below to get rid of this annoying error code.

Disable Print Spooler RPC Encryption

To fix error code 0x0000011b, Microsoft says you should disable the print spooler privacy settings on both the Client and Print Server. When the RpcAuthnLevelPrivacyEnabled Registry key is set to 1, Windows automatically encrypts RPC communication with network printers and print servers. Disable this option to get rid of error code 0x0000011b.

  1. Launch the Registry Editor.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print.
  3. Right-click on the Print key and select New→  DWORD-32 bit Value.
  4. Name the new key RpcAuthnLevelPrivacyEnabled.
  5. Double-click on the new key and set its value to 0 (zero)
  6. Restart your computer, and check if it connects to your printer.

disable Print Spooler RPC encryption.

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