I am a part-time Windows 7 administrator in an office with about 10 PCs and a standalone networked printer... No Windows print server, though we do have an Active Directory domain.
So I have been scouring the web, have read Why use a print server?. Obviously, a print server is not necessary to overlord a small office but I wonder if I can deploy/modify printer settings across all the Windows desktops without one? Everywhere I see "Group Policy" being applied to, for example, setting the printer to default to black-and-white, there is a print server involved.
Is it necessary to have a print server in order to distribute changes to the Windows clients? If not, how would I do it? I do have a PC with the Windows Administrative tools installed on it.