The Drivers section
contains policy settings related to printer drivers.
installation of in-box printer drivers
enables or disables the automatic installation of printer drivers from the
Windows in-box driver set or from driver packages staged on the host using
By default, these
drivers are installed as needed.
specifies the order in which universal printer drivers are used, beginning with
the first entry in the list.
By default, the
preference order is:
You can add, edit,
or remove drivers, and change the order of drivers in the list.
print driver usage
specifies when to use universal printing.
universal printing is used only if the requested driver is unavailable.
employs generic printer drivers instead of standard model-specific drivers,
potentially simplifying the burden of driver management on host computers. The
availability of universal print drivers depends on the capabilities of the user
device, host, and print server software. In certain configurations, universal
printing might not be available.
When adding this
setting to a policy, select an option:
- Use only printer model
specific drivers specifies that the client printer uses only the
standard model-specific drivers that are auto-created at logon. If the
requested driver is unavailable, the client printer cannot be auto-created.
- Use universal printing
only specifies that no standard model-specific drivers are used.
Only universal print drivers are used to create printers.
- Use universal printing only
if requested driver is unavailable uses standard model-specific
drivers for printer creation if they are available. If the driver is not
available on the server, the client printer is created automatically with the
appropriate universal driver.
- Use printer model specific
drivers only if universal printing is unavailable uses the
universal print driver if it is available. If the driver is not available on
the server, the client printer is created automatically with the appropriate
model-specific printer driver.