This was an interesting find for me as I had not thought of changing Group Policy deployed printer preferences for a printer that was deployed via Group Policy. A client wanted to have the default for their multi-function printer to be set to black & white printing. As this is a printer deployed via Group Policy, changing the preferences in Devices & Printers did not do the trick. Instead it took the following:
Making changes to Group Policy deployed printer preferences
1. Open the Print Management Administrative Tool
2. Expand Print Servers and then expand the print server
3. Click on Printers, right-click on the printer to be changed and then choose “Set Printing Default…”
4. Make the needed changes to the preferences then click OK button.
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