Some users are reporting printing issues in Microsoft Edge 102
Microsoft released a new stable version of the company's Edge web browser a few days ago. Microsoft Edge 102 fixed several security issues in the browser, including three that were specified to Edge. The majority of security issues in Edge are shared with other Chromium-based browsers such as Google Chrome.
Günter Born mentioned on his German blog that some users seem to have issues printing in Microsoft Edge after the update to version 102. Printing is no longer possible in Edge on affected systems according to several users who reported the issue already on Born's blog, Twitter and Microsoft's support website.
The issue seems to affect different localized versions. Born thought initially that only German systems were affected, but administrators and users with English and French versions of Windows confirmed later on that this is not the case.
One admin noted on Twitter that printing in the entire organization was affected.
Well... my entire org can't print PDFs, now. Not like we don't avg 10-20,000 prints per damn day or anything (load tags on shipments)
The majority of systems appear unaffected by the issue, and what is causing the issue is unclear at the time of writing.
The only available workaround at the time of writing is to downgrade Microsoft Edge to version 101. Downgrading is not a straightforward process, as Microsoft Edge is not updated via Windows Update. It is necessary to complete a series of tasks that include the installation of policy templates, the disabling of updates, and the running of commands from the command line to rollback Edge to a previous version.
Old Microsoft Edge installers can be downloaded from the Microsoft Edge business download site. Options to download older versions for all supported desktop platforms are available on the website.
Microsoft has not confirmed the issue at the time of writing.
Now You: are you affected by the printing issue in Edge?
Poor M$ and their printing issues. Clearly, Windows is not ready for the desktop.
>”Now You: are you affected by the printing issue in Edge?”
I am affected by several maddening random printing issues in Windows 11 till the point that I have now a secondary little notebook with Ubuntu 22 to be able to print in our college’s network printer. Yes, that’s the level my friends! :[
Print issues have plagued win 10/11 for a long time. You can not trust the OS inside a production environment to get any work done. Therefore, I am migrating to Linux with great success. LibreOffice has matured enough to replace Office to meet my needs. Good riddance.
FYI: Microsoft is aware of the issue – as I noted within my English blog post.
And they told an admin in a support call, that he shall use the GPO fix I proposed within the blog post.
BTW: There is another issue with Edge 102: I got some reports that the browser refuses to launch after upgrading to v102 (see also my article linked above). That’s silly, because IE 11 is reaching EOL in two weeks ….
I have the same issue. High impact :-( Lovely. We cannot deactivate System Print Dialog :-(