troubleshooting Question

can't print using Big Sur

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DanFlag for United States of America asked on
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I have 2 MACs that upgraded to big sur and now both are getting the error "hold for authentication" when printing to different printers.

All my printers are installed on a windows print server.   So far, I tested a mac laptop with Mojave with two different printers and it prints fine.

Is this a known bug with big sur, or is there an easy fix I can do?

I went through multiple articles online, and nothing fixed it.   Any suggestions?
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