How best to upgrade printers at client workstations
Posted on 2012-03-13
A SAVIN copier/printer is connected to a the network. It is installed at the Windows 2008R2 server with Win64 and Win32 drivers. In turn, the printer was manually installed at each client workstation by the add printer wizard and browsing for the //servername/printer with the drivers installed on the server being installed on the workstation.
The copier/printer is now being upgraded to a newer model using the same IP address. The new driver for the new copier/printer do work with both the old printer/copier and the new printer/copier
What is the best way to change the printer config to minimize the amount of work needed at the workstation. Can I just add the new drivers to the old printer and rename the printer so it matches the new copier/printer name. That would not change the share name and it would still imply the old copier/printer name.
Or do I have to just add the new printer and go to each workstation to delete the old printer and add the new printer.
I do not know if it makes sense to try to configure the system so printers are automatically loaded based on the computer. Have not done this before
Ideally, I would like to just replace the existing drivers with the new drivers and rename the printer and have these changes automatically replicate to the workstation when the printer is either used or the computer logs in and connects to the printers.
Is this possible.