Ran into an issue installing printers with Windows 10 from a user who we upgraded from Windows 7 - he wanted to install a printer, so hit search, typed in printers and selected the first option - this opened settings
He then clicked on "add a printer", and after the system had loaded a list of available network printers. He then picked one, it installed and then immediately said that the printer was offline and needed maintenance.
Digging into this, it would seem that the list of printers that settings brings back are not our network printers ...
When it "installs" the printer, it is installing a generic driver and connecting it to a WSD port (whatever that is)
To ACTUALLY install the printer one seems to have to wait for the list to populate, click I can't find and then use the old control panel way of doing things ..
Which is how I have been doing it , which is why I haven't seen this issue before ..
So my question - any way to install a network printer from settings without waiting for a list to populate and then clicking its not listed
Or is there a way to stop W10 from populating the list with these fake printers?