You cannot use a GPO to disable network scan page in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

Applies to: Windows 8.1 EnterpriseWindows 8.1Windows 8.1 Pro

Symptoms


When you select the Disabled check box in the Add Printer wizard - Network scan page (Managed network) or Add Printer Wizard - Network Scan Page (Unmanaged Network) dialog box in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2, the network scan page can still be displayed.

Resolution


To resolve this issue, install update 2919355. For more information about how to obtain update 2919355, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2919355 Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update April, 2014

Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information


For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates