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GPO Deployed Printers not Deploying - Windows 10

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We have a bunch of network printers deployed via Group Policy.

everything used to work just fine, but now that we have started to convert systems over to Windows 10, I cannot get printers to deploy if they are listed as a "Type 3 - User Mode" Drivers.

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Type 3 worked fine with Windows 7, but only Type 4 will currently deploy with Windows 10 systems, and i have not been able to find Type 4 drivers for all devices.  Server is Windows Server 2012.
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Question by:Denten McDougall
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by:John Hurst
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Most of our printers are Type 3 in small organizations and for Windows 10, we must install separately. You must rely upon the Printer Manufacturer to provide Type 4 drivers. The cynic in me (we have lots of issues with printers because of this) is that manufacturers will make Type 4 drivers only with new printers.
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by:Denten McDougall
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So they have to be Type 4 to deploy with Windows 10?
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by:John Hurst
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To deploy with Server 2012 as you have been used to, yes, so far as I know.

To use on Windows 10, the printers need to be installed and attached to the server. That works for us.
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by:Denten McDougall
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What is meant by "printers need to be installed and attached to the server"?
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by:John Hurst
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We install the printer driver on the computer needing the printer. We have given it a static IP or DCHP reservation and set it up that way. I misspoke in the sense I meant "server network" or just "network"
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by:Denten McDougall
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Ok, so...the old fashioned way... :)
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Yes. There is so much change in Windows 10 and Server 2012 R2 (which is what we have at all our clients now) that we manage printers the old fashioned way until (and unless) manufacturers keep up..
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