Microsoft: bug Windows asks for admin data when printing in a different time zone

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Microsoft is working on a fix for a bug in Windows that will only allow admins to run print jobs if the print client is in a different time zone than the server. In some versions of Windows 10 and 11, a message will appear asking for the admin information.

“Every time you run a print job where the print server is in a different time zone than the print client, you can get a message asking for admin information,” the US company states on a support page, which also lists other Windows 11 bugs. .

According to Microsoft, this situation often occurs in business environments and less or not in home use. The full list of affected operating systems can be found on Microsoft’s support page. It concerns different versions of Windows 11, 10 and 7. The company estimates to come up with a solution at the end of October.

This bug does not appear to be one of the PrintNightMare vulnerabilities that Microsoft addressed this summer. A series of serious bugs in the Windows Print Spooler feature enabled remote code execution. In July, the American company released an emergency patch that fixed the bug, but because the bug was still exploitable locally, Microsoft released a new fix in August that only allows system administrators to install printer drivers.

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