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Print Command Reference

Published: April 17, 2012

Updated: August 15, 2012

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows Vista

The following is a list of Print command-line tools.


Command Description


Displays the status of a print queue on a computer running Line Printer Daemon (LPD).


Sends a file to a computer or printer sharing device running the Line Printer Daemon (LPD) service in preparation for printing.

Net print

Displays information about a specified printer queue, displays information about a specified print job, or controls a specified print job.


Sends a text file to a printer.


Configures or displays configuration information about a printer.


Adds, deletes, and lists printer drivers.


Pauses, resumes, cancels, and lists print jobs.


Adds, deletes, and lists printers or printer connections, in addition to setting and displaying the default printer.


Creates, deletes, and lists standard TCP/IP printer ports, in addition to displaying and changing port configuration.


Prints a test page, pauses or resumes a printer, and clears a printer queue.


Publishes a printer to the Active Directory directory service.

Rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry

Enables you to automate the installation and configuration of printers using scripts or the command prompt.

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