After updating Windows 11 to version 22H2, your network printers may stop working. Also, the error code 0x00000bc4 (Desc: ERROR_PRINTER_NOT_FOUND) or 0x00000709 (Desc: ERROR_INVALID_PRINTER_NAME) appears when adding a new network printer.
It's a known issue in Windows 11 22H2. This error occurs because the default connection method has changed in 22H2. Altering a setting in the Group Policy Editor resolves the issue.
To fix the network printer error 0x00000709 or 0x00000bc4, try these steps:
In Computer where the printer is physically installed
1. Launch the Local Group Policy Editor by entering gpedit.msc in RUN
2. Go to the following section: Administrative Templates → Printers → Configure RPC connection settings
3. Select “RPC over named pipes” from the dropdown, and click OK.
4. Exit the Group Policy Editor.