Yet another ‘Microsoft enhanced Point and Print compatibility driver…’ error

After installing the updates for Windows Server 2012r2 on March 11, I began to get a new set of errors on rebooting that were associated with the Microsoft enhanced Point and Print compatibility driver. These new errors referred to a problem with ‘Unable to find core dependency (see additional info for driver GUID)‘. I did a search for the GUID in the registry and it seemed to point to the Terminal Server Easy Print. Since all the printers I used were network based and installed on all systems, I decided to disable Terminal Server Easy Print.

I found hints on how to disable the Terminal Server Easy Print on Asitha’s Blog but the actual Group Policy settings were in a bit different place on Windows Server 2012r2. After launching the Group Policy editor, gpedit.msc, go to

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Printer Redirection\Use Remote Desktop Easy Print printer driver first – Disable

and

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Printer Redirection\Use Remote Desktop Easy Print printer driver first – Disable

And on reboot the errors were gone…for now.

 

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