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Print Management Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell

Updated: August 15, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2012

Windows PowerShell® is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. This reference topic for the information technology (IT) professional provides assistance in utilizing the Windows PowerShell cmdlets to script and automate tasks.

Print Management

This reference provides cmdlet descriptions and syntax for all print management cmdlets. It lists the cmdlets in alphabetical order based on the verb at the beginning of the cmdlet.

 

cmdlet Description

Add-Printer

Adds a printer to the specified computer.

Add-PrinterDriver

Installs a printer driver on the specified computer.

Add-PrinterPort

Installs a printer port on the specified computer.

Get-PrintConfiguration

Gets the configuration information of a printer.

Get-Printer

Retrieves a list of printers installed on a computer.

Get-PrinterDriver

Retrieves the list of printer drivers installed on the specified computer.

Get-PrinterPort

Retrieves a list of printer ports installed on the specified computer.

Get-PrinterProperty

Retrieves printer properties for the specified printer.

Get-PrintJob

Retrieves a list of print jobs in the specified printer.

Remove-Printer

Removes a printer from the specified computer.

Remove-PrinterDriver

Deletes printer driver from the specified computer.

Remove-PrinterPort

Removes the specified printer port from the specified computer.

Remove-PrintJob

Removes a print job on the specified printer.

Rename-Printer

Renames the specified printer.

Restart-PrintJob

Restarts a print job on the specified printer.

Resume-PrintJob

Resumes a suspended print job.

Set-PrintConfiguration

Sets the configuration information for the specified printer.

Set-Printer

Updates the configuration of an existing printer.

Set-PrinterProperty

Modifies the printer properties for the specified printer.

Suspend-PrintJob

Suspends a print job on the specified printer.

noteNote
To list all the cmdlets that are available, use the Get-Command –Module PrintManagement cmdlet.

For more information about, or for the syntax of, any of the cmdlets, use the Get-Help <cmdlet name> cmdlet, where <cmdlet name> is the name of the cmdlet that you want to research. For more detailed information, you can run any of the following cmdlets:

Get-Help <cmdlet name> -Detailed
Get-Help <cmdlet name> -Examples
Get-Help <cmdlet name> -Full

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