Jane and I recently swapped printers but the HP multifunction printer I now have attached to my computer didn’t install properly and my attempts to load the driver from the HP website have been thwarted by some kind of group policy. I’ve spent some time digging around but still haven’t got to the bottom of it so, from Windows, I can do basic printing but not scanning.
Enter stage left one of my virtual Linux boxes. Not only can this see the printer but it painlessly allowed me to do the scanning. Whether or not the Simple Scan software on my XFCE desktop uses the Scanner Access Now Easy project, it certainly appears to be the sane solution for using this device!