There are times when you come across the error “Windows cannot connect to the printer” (error 0x000003e3) while trying to connect to a “shared“ printer that is connected to another Windows 10 computer.
Quite possible that the drivers installed on the source machine is either not compatible with the client/target machine or not getting copied to the target machine. Now, install the correct version of printer driver to the target machine and try to connect again. There could be few other items you must check and insure for a successful connection.
- Make sure both the computers network property shows the connection as either domain or private.
- Make sure you have File & Printer sharing enabled for the network
That’s all folks