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Remove-PrinterDriver

Brian Lich|Last Updated: 3/31/2017

SYNOPSIS

Deletes printer driver from the specified computer.

SYNTAX

Query (cdxml) (Default)

Remove-PrinterDriver [-Name] <String[]> [[-PrinterEnvironment] <String[]>] [-ComputerName <String>]
 [-RemoveFromDriverStore] [-CimSession <CimSession[]>] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>] [-AsJob] [-PassThru] [-WhatIf]
 [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

InputObject (cdxml)

Remove-PrinterDriver -InputObject <CimInstance[]> [-CimSession <CimSession[]>] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
 [-AsJob] [-PassThru] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

The Remove-PrinterDriver cmdlet deletes a printer driver from the specified computer. You can specify the printer driver to remove by using either a printer object retrieved by Get-Printer, or by specifying a printer name.

You can use wildcard characters with Remove-PrinterDriver. You can use Remove-PrinterDriver in a Windows PowerShell remoting session.

You need administrator credentials to run Remove-PrinterDriver.

EXAMPLES

Example1: Remove the printer driver

PS C:\> Remove-PrinterDriver -Name "Microsoft XPS Document Writer v4"

This command removes the Microsoft XPS Document Writer v4 driver.

PARAMETERS

-AsJob

Runs the cmdlet as a background job. Use this parameter to run commands that take a long time to complete.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-CimSession

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.

Type: CimSession[]
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: Session

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-ComputerName

Specifies the computer name from which to remove the printer driver.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: Query (cdxml)
Aliases: CN

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: cf

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: False
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-InputObject

Specifies the input object that is used in a pipeline command.

Type: CimInstance[]
Parameter Sets: InputObject (cdxml)
Aliases: 

Required: True
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Name

Specifies the name of the printer driver to remove.

Type: String[]
Parameter Sets: Query (cdxml)
Aliases: 

Required: True
Position: 0
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-PassThru

Returns an object representing the item with which you are working. By default, this cmdlet does not generate any output.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-PrinterEnvironment

Specifies the printer driver environment.

Type: String[]
Parameter Sets: Query (cdxml)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: 1
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-RemoveFromDriverStore

Specifies whether to remove the printer driver from the driver store.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: Query (cdxml)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-ThrottleLimit

Specifies the maximum number of concurrent operations that can be established to run the cmdlet. If this parameter is omitted or a value of 0 is entered, then Windows PowerShell® calculates an optimum throttle limit for the cmdlet based on the number of CIM cmdlets that are running on the computer. The throttle limit applies only to the current cmdlet, not to the session or to the computer.

Type: Int32
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: wi

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: False
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

CommonParameters

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -InformationAction, -InformationVariable, -OutVariable, -OutBuffer, -PipelineVariable, -Verbose, -WarningAction, and -WarningVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.

INPUTS

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#ROOT/StandardCimv2/MSFT_PrinterDriver

This cmdlet accepts one printer driver object.

OUTPUTS

By default, this cmdlet produces no output.

NOTES

Get-PrinterDriver

Add-PrinterDriver

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