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MB5000: What is "WS"?

After installing the MB5000 printer, two Fax machines and two printers are configured in Windows 10:


Canon MB5000 series Printer

Canon MB5000 series Printer WS

Canon MB5000 series Fax

Canon MB5000 series Fax WS


Sometimes, the WS versions are offline while the non-WS versions are ready.


I don't think I have seen a difference when using one or the other, and I don't have true problems, but the additional entries in the list bother me. Can I remove the WS versions? Would I lose something if I did?


I am, by the way, located in Japan, but believe that this printer is also common in the USA.

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Registered: ‎10-16-2012

Re: MB5000: What is "WS"?



The 'WS' versions were added by the Microsoft WSD service.  You should be able to remove these with no issues.


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