Printer Driver Troubleshooting: `Error 0x80070705` (Unknown Printer driver)

When you try to migrate printers from an old server to a new server using Group Policy Preferences (GPP), you may get an “Unknown Printer Driver” error, which prevents you from completing the operation. You may also see the following error code – 0x80070705. You can use one of the methods described below to solve the problem.

What is the cause of printer driver error 0x80070705?

Printer Spooler Service stuck in `limbo` state: Another possible scenario that could cause this problem is when the Printer Spooler Service, which handles the print log migration, is not closed or open. In this case, you can solve the problem by restarting the Printer Spooler Service. read more

How to troubleshoot the 0x00000bcb network printer error

0x00000bcb network printer error

Error 0x00000bcb is a printer problem that some users have reported on the Microsoft forums. This error occurs when some users try to connect printers to the local network.

When these users try to add a shared network printer, they get a “Connect to Printer” error message with code 0x00000bcb. Does this error message mean anything to you? If so, check error 0x00000bcb with these possible solutions.

Windows error 0x00000bcb can’t connect to a printer is an error name that contains detailed information about the error, including why it occurred, what system components or applications were faulty to cause the error and other information. The numeric code in the error name contains data that can be deciphered by the manufacturer of the faulty component or application. read more