What to do When Windows Cannot Connect to the Printer, Access is denied?

Since Microsoft has launched its first Windows version, there have been a couple of new Windows version has been introduced so far, which are more advanced and have simplified the way to operate the PC. But when you update your PC with the latest Windows version; you have to make several changes in the settings. Likewise, when you update your Windows and try to connect your printer to your PC, you may face Access is denied issue.


There is a certain way to make an attempt to connect your printer to the updated Windows version. The experts at HP printer phone number have come up with a detailed method to get this task done for you. You simply need to follow the method step by step and end up connecting the printer to your PC. Access is denied issue occurs when you make an attempt to connect your printer to your PC by going through Control Panel > Devices & Printers > Add Printer > Add Network Printer. When you click on Add Network Printer, Access is denied message appears on the screen.

Below is the procedure to fix Access is denied issue;

  • Click Start and type gpedit.msc and open Local Group Policy Editor
  • Go to the Group Policy followed by Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Printers\Point and Print Restrictions
  • Click on Point and Print Restrictions, set it to disabled, and press Apply
  • Go the Policy Group page under User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Printers\Point and Print Restrictions and repeat again the procedure and set it to Disabled.
  • Now you are able to connect your Printer to the PC

Perhaps, you may get in a dilemma. If you are unable to fix the error message in the first attempt, then repeat again the whole procedure. We hope this time you will end up resolving this issue. If this tutorial does not work out for you, then not to worry, it happens with many other users. Here you can have direct words with technical agents at HP printer customer service.

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The tutorial given above is enough to get rid of Access is denied issue. Moreover, the technical help at HP Printer support number is right here for you to assist in the event you stuck anywhere while dealing with Access is denied issue.