I’ve been pulling my hair out over here for a couple days when I updated the print drivers on our print server and suddenly…users were being prompted for admin credentials to download the updated drivers and were therefore unable to print! Normally they just grabbed the new ones automatically with no need for admin intervention. After following instructions on many (older) articles, and being convinced I was doing everything right… I discovered that KB5005652 had been recently released which specifically disables any non-admins from installing print drivers, despite point-and-print settings, due to the “PrintNightmare” vulnerabilities. Check out the article for an explanation and some workarounds.
Just wanted to share this on the off chance it saves someone else a lot of headache! Or…just don’t update your printer drivers