I have problem with printer deployment in Windows Server 2012 R2, so the problem is when deploy printer with one driver, and then change driver for that printer, i have ghost copies on computers in domain and on server only one printer. Another problem is with paper size, if i set on server, printer preferences A4 size, and on printers itself, on computers on network are still letter size... changed location of server and computers, change to metric, deploy few times nothing help... Does anyone have expirience with this type of problem? Printers I deploy are xerox, lexmark and hp plotter...
You can get "ghost printers" if you change your print driver while there is still documents waiting to be printed. To solve this, try delete the print queue and restart the print spooler service.
When changing paper size/orientation etc this has to be done from the "Advanced" tab and "printing defaults" button on the printer properties on the server. if you change it from the "General" tab and Preferences, it will only affect the local user profile.
I guess you are connecting to the shared printer on the server \\server\printername and not creating a local port on the client connecting to the ip address of the printer