Print driver default settings are not inherited through "Point and Print" in Windows 10 Version 1709

Applies to: Windows 10, version 1709Windows Server version 1803Windows Server version 1709


Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a client that is running Windows 10 Version 1709 or Windows Server Version 1709.
  • You have a print server that is running Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • You install printer drivers by using the "Point and Print" process.

In this scenario, the client does not inherit default settings from the print server.


This issue occurs because of a mismatch in the universal driver (or PScript5 driver) between the print server and the client.


To fix this issue, set the printer settings manually on the client. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click the Start button, and then select Settings.
  2. Select Devices.
  3. In the center of the Devices window, select Devices and printers.
  4. In the Devices and Printers window, right-click the icon of a printer that you installed from the server computer. Then, select Printing preferences.

    Note The Printing Preferences dialog box opens.
  5. In the dialog box, select the Advanced button. 

    Note The Advanced Options dialog box opens. You can change the printer settings in this dialog box.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is an issue in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

This issue has been fixed in Windows 10, version 1803 and Windows Server, version 1803.