I am heading up the Printer Migration project to centralise all Site Printers to the Datacenter.
I have come across an issue when setting up printers using the GPO Preferences.
If I use a Shared Printer preference from the Print Server then printing is very slow and take up to 2 minutes to print.
However when selecting the printer on the computer and going to properties is quick and printing a test page is also quick.
Printing from Word etc.. freezes and then states connecting to Printer.
I am using using universal printer driver.
However if I use TCP/IP printer from GPO - Preferences then I do not experience any issue in slow printing from Word.
Please can someone explain what is the difference in using the 2 different Policy Preferences in a GPO.