In September Microsoft decided to release a patch that would stop an exploit called PrintNightmare from taking control of your windows system through the Printer Spool process. Unfortunately the patch was worse than the exploit because it has caused a lot of shared printers and network printers to stop functioning completely. We have been answering tech calls to fix printer problems since the release.
For most we have removed the updates – on some we were able to reinstall the network printer or share. This is certainly a Print Nightmare!