Print job fails if Creator Owner is removed from Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2012

This article describes an issue that occurs when a client computer connects to the print queue and tries to print a file in Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2012. You can fix this issue by using the update in this article. Before you install this update, see the Prerequisites section.

Symptoms

A client computer that's running Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 can't print and receives an "Access Denied" error message when the client tries to print against a print server that's running Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2. This issue occurs if the Creator Owner principal's Manage Documents permission for the print queue is removed.

How to get this update

Important If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is provided as a Recommended update on Windows Update. For more information on how to run Windows Update, see How to get an update through Windows Update.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Operating systemUpdate
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012 R2Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012Download Download the package now.
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Update detail information

Prerequisites

To apply this update in Windows Server 2012 R2, you must have April 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (2919355) installed.

Registry information

To apply this update, you don't have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update doesn't replace a previously released update.

Status

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

References

Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

File Information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Additional file information
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Article ID: 3139649 - Last Review: Apr 12, 2016 - Revision: 1

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