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Net print

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Net print

Displays information about a specified printer queue, displays information about a specified print job, or controls a specified print job. Used without parameters, net print displays command-line help for the net print command.

To display information about a specified printer queue

Syntax

net print\\ ComputerName \ ShareName

Parameters
\\ ComputerName
Required. Specifies, by name, the computer that hosts the print queue about which you want to display information.

\ ShareName
Required. Specifies, by name, the shared printer queue for which you want to display information.

net help net print
Displays help for the net print command.

Remarks
  • Net print displays information about print jobs in a shared printer queue. The following is an example of a report for all print jobs in a queue for a shared printer named LASER:

    Printers at \\PRODUCTION
    
    Name              Job #      Size      Status
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    LASER Queue       3 jobs               *Printer Active*
       USER1          84        93844      Printing
       USER2          85        12555      Waiting
       USER3          86        10222      Waiting
    
Examples

To list the contents of the Dotmatrix print queue on the \\Production computer, type:

net print \\production\dotmatrix

To display information about or control a specified print job

Syntax

net print [\\ComputerName] JobNumber [{/hold | /release | /delete}]

Parameters
\\ ComputerName
Specifies, by name, the computer that hosts the print job you want to control. If you do not specify a computer, the local computer is assumed.

JobNumber
Required. Specifies the number of the print job you want to control. This number is assigned by the computer that hosts the print queue to which the print job is sent. After a computer assigns a number to a print job, that number is not assigned to any other print jobs in any queue hosted by that computer.

{ /hold | /release | /delete}
Specifies the action to take with the print job. The /hold parameter delays the job, allowing other print jobs to bypass it until it is released. The /release parameter releases a print job that has been delayed. The /delete parameter removes a print job from a print queue. If you specify a job number but do not specify any action, information about the print job is displayed.

net help net print
Displays help for the net print command.

Remarks
  • The following is an example of a report for a print job:

    Job #            35
    Status           Waiting
    Size             3096
    Remark
    Submitting user  USER2
    Notify           USER2
    Job data type
    Job parameters
    Additional info
    
Examples

To display information about job number 35 on the \\Production computer, type:

net print \\production 35

To delay job number 263 on the \\Production computer, type:

net print \\production 263 /hold

To release job number 263 on the \\Production computer, type:

net print \\production 263 /release

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