I have a 2012 print server setup for a small customer. They are migrating from a 2003 domain to 2012. Right now there is only one printer, a large Canon MFD. I installed a Type 4 driver for it and thought all was well. But the few XP clients can't print. They get a notification about the Microsoft enhanced point and print compatibility driver asking them if they want to install it. Only there's no place to install it from.
So I installed a Type 3 driver on the print server as I found that Type 4 drivers just don't work with XP and aren't going to. But when I tried to apply the Type 3 driver to the print queue, I got the message that "printer settings could not be saved. this operation is not supported".
So what am I supposed to do? I can't replace the Type 4 driver with a Type 3 as apparently 2012 doesn't like it, and I can't get the Type 4 driver to work with the XP clients since they're not compatible.