Windows 8.1 network printers

Hi there!
I have domain based environment with Windows Server 2008 R2 server and Windows 8.1 Enterprise Client computers.
There are a few printers (DELL, Canon) connected by IP to the server and there shared to clients.
I have successfully connect shared printer to a client computer, I can see all the printers in "Devices and Printers" control panel, I even can print the Test page.

But in other applications like MS Word 2010, Acrobat Reader and so on, I cant see any printer connected, there are only Microsoft XPS Document writer and "send to OneNote 2010"

Have you ever solved that?

PS: on the Windows 7 I have no problém with the same printers and the same (up-to-date and newest) drivers...
Jan Vojtech VanicekIT SpecialistAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
On a test Windows 8.1 machine, install the printer driver locally to the computer as a local printer (do not print a test page). Once installed, network the driver to the printer in question and see it if works.

I have a local HP Printer and a number of networked HP client printers on my Windows 8.1 machine and all applications print to all printers.

So I think it is a driver problem (at least initially).

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Natty GregIn Theory (IT)Commented:
Are the application on the win 8 machine authorized to use the printers you may want to check that. wind 8 is not a straight fire os like win 7. the interface runs like an app base environment (android) and as such treat every software like an app, which may need permission to run.

locally the printer should run fine, if not uninstall the printer software from these troubled machine and reinstall using your group policy object.
Jan Vojtech VanicekIT SpecialistAuthor Commented:
Can I allow any single application to print on particular network printer? Where can I setup it?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Can I allow any single application to print on particular network printer  <-- Printers are not application dependent normally, so you cannot do this so far as I know.

Did you try a local install on a test machine as I suggested?
Go to the vendors website and download the updated driver.

Where are you downlaoding the drivers from win update or the installation disk?

I have had issues and normally going to hp/dell/brother and getting the driver works

This sounds like a driver issue
Jan Vojtech VanicekIT SpecialistAuthor Commented:
Problem has gone itselves... I dont understand it... after a week its just start working out of my focus...
Jan Vojtech VanicekIT SpecialistAuthor Commented:
And also, Im updating drivers everytime I have any issue...
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@Vanikcz  - Thanks for the update and I was happy to help.
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