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Solve the Error Cannot Connect To Printer 0x0000011b In Windows 10

Solve the problem Cannot Connect To Printer 0x00004005 In Windows 10.

Several users with Windows 10 and usually after installing updates, cannot connect to a shared printer because of error "Windows cannot connect to the printer – Operation failed with error 0x00004005 or 0x0000011b".

The printer errors 0x00004005 & 0x0000011b with decryption "Operation Failed – Windows Cannot add/connect to Printer", occurs when you try to add a shared printer to Windows 10 that is shared on another computer running Windows 10 or Server 2016 or Server 2019.

To fix the problem, follow the instructions below:

Add the Shared Printer using a Local Port.

Another way to bypass the error 0x00004005 when installing a network printer on Windows 10, is to manually add the printer by using a local port.

1. Navigate to Control Panel > Devices and Printers.
2. Click Add a printer. 

* Note: If the shared printer is already in the list, remove it before proceeding to re-add it.

3. At the next screen, click The printer that I want isn't listed.

4. Select Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings and click Next.

5. Click Create a new port and select Local Port from the drop-down menu. Click Next.

6. At the screen specify the port name in one of the following formats and click OK:*


a. If the computer name of the computer that shares the network printer is "Fin-03" and the printer's share name is "FinPrinter" then the port name is "\\Fin-03\FinPrinter"