I am curious how others approach managing printers in the field.
We have roughly 150 sites in North America. Each of these sites will contain no less than 3 printers per site. Our way of managing printers on site is to spin up a desktop with a Windows OS, direct map printers to the box, then share the printers off of there. Benefits for doing this is our ability to keep a standard set of drivers per printer and ease of mapping on an end users machine for our support center. Downside is that we have hardware we need to support, Windows OS we need to patch, and licensing costs.
My question is, what are some of the things you are doing for remote print management in the field? How do you deal with printer mapping on end user machines?