I have read that we need to go under printer properties --> advanced --> printing defaults and change it there. But I did that for changing the default color to black & white only, and for it to print 1 sided only. But none of the clients computers are defaulting to these settings.
Is it a problem with pushing the settings or is it a problem getting them?
The 2 scenarios are this:
You install at server, then at Client, and then you change a setting on the server and see it did not change at the client after the change. (Usually a reboot of the client will pull the change, dependant on group policy, a reinstall may fix)
The other scenario is that you install on the server, and configure the wanted defaults, then install on the client. This one is known in some versions of Windows 10 with some print drivers
It's a problem getting them.
"This one is known in some versions of Windows 10 with some print drivers" What do you mean by this?
I mean exactly that, there have been drivers and Windows updates that cause that exact problem.
There are no reported issues when not using the GPD drivers, so just install a native driver for the specific device if you don't want to do a lot of reading.
There is also rumor of an issue where the latest windows build is in some cases breaking printing, it converts your installed drivers to MS Class drivers (this isn't a new thing, every major build does that if you installed the printer via a Wizard installer) but it also breaks a Print Processor that is needed to install a new driver in the regular manner. But I think Xerox only has 2 reported issues on that (so far). Windows Forums have much more though.