Group Policy Printers – The Print Processor Is Unknown

When sharing printers on a print server via group policy, you may get this error:

Group Policy object did not apply because it failed with error code ‘0×80070706’.

The print processor is unknown.

To fix the print processor is unknown error:

  1. On the print server edit the properties of the shared printer
  2. Click the Advanced tab
  3. Click the Print Processor… button
  4. Change the print processor to a print processor that is available on all workstations that you are sharing the printer via group policy to (Typically WinPrint -> RAW)
  5. Click OK, OK
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