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How best to upgrade printers at client workstations

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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.
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Upgrade the driver on the server. The clients will automatically use the new driver when they print.
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Does it also change the name of the printer as it appears on the workstation.  It is currently 8075PCL6 or 8075RPCS.  It would be more appropriate to change to 9060PCL5e and 9060RPCS.  What about share name which mirrors the printer name?
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I tried updating the driver in printer management to use the new printer/copier driver.  I also tried renaming the printer in printer management on the server.

When I looked at the driver at the workstation, the new printer driver showed up attached to the printer.  If I click on the printer to see the queue, it shows the new name.  However, the printer name in the printers folder on the workstation still shows the old printer name, not the new printer name as changed at the server.

Am I missing something.
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