Windows users can experience an error message in the form of error 0x0000011b when carrying out the network-shared process. Usually, the error contains the message “Windows cannot connect to the printer. Error: Operation failed with error 0x0000011b on the network".

Quoted from Appuals, this error message is commonly found after Microsoft pushes the latest security update. If you experience something similar, you can read the full explanation below.

How to Resolve Error 0x0000011b in Windows

How to Resolve Error 0x0000011b in Windows

Compiled from Partition Wizard, there are several solutions that you can apply when error code 0x0000011b appears. You can install updates, remove problematic Windows updates, and disable CVE-2021-1678 mitigation.

To make it clearer, below is a description of each method.

1. Install operating system updates

If you still have pending updates on Windows, immediately install the latest version of the operating system update. Here are the steps.

  • Press Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.
  • Enter ms-settings:windowsupdate and press Enter to access the Windows Update window.
  • Navigate to the menu on the right and click ‘Download Now’ when the update option is available.
  • If there are no pending updates, click ‘Check for Updates’ to scan automatically.
  • Wait until the pending update is installed successfully.
  • Once finished, restart the laptop and wait until the boot process is complete.
  • Finally, check whether error 0x0000011b is still found or resolved.

2. Remove problematic Windows updates

If you get error code 0x0000011b after installing the latest update, uninstall it to resolve it.

Citing the same source, uninstalling KBKB5005565 or KB5005568 is considered to be able to solve problems related to this code.

How to Resolve Error 0x0000011b by Removing Problematic Windows Updates

To apply this method, follow these easy steps:

1. Open the Run dialog box

Press Windows key + R to launch the Run dialog box.

2. Open the Program and Features window

Enter the command appwiz.cpl and press the Enter key to open the Program and Features window.

3. Check for installed updates

Check for installed updates by clicking ‘View installed updates’ in the left menu of the window. If you are asked to grant administrative rights, click 'Yes'.

4. Remove problematic updates

On the 'Installed Updates' tab, search and find 'KB5005565 update'. Right-click the update and select 'Uninstall'. Confirm by clicking 'Yes'.

5. Done

Removing the problematic update is complete. You can check whether the error code 0x0000011b is resolved or still persists.

The error code 0x0000011b appears when you want to share a printer on Windows 10. 

This error is caused by the latest Windows 10 update 2021-09 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 21H1 for x64-based Systems (KB5005565).

The way to solve this problem is:

  • Open Windows Registry Editor (regedit)
  • Then navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print
  • Then create a new DWORD-32 with the name RpcAuthnLevelPrivacyEnabled set Value Data : 0
  • Next Restart the PC / Laptop
  • Error 0x0000011b will disappear and printer sharing can be used again.

Restart Print Spooler

Print Spooler is responsible for managing all printing tasks on a computer or laptop. Usually this feature causes bugs so that the error 0x0000011b appears. To fix this, restart Print Spooler with the steps below.
  • Type ‘Services’ in the search bar in the Windows Start menu.
  • Open the options that appear and scroll until you find ‘Print Spooler’.
  • Right-click the option and select 'Restart'.
  • Windows will automatically restart the feature.

Those are four ways to solve error 0x0000011b in Windows that you can try. With one of the methods above, you will no longer experience problems when running the printer on a network. Hopefully the information above helps.