Printers,  Windows Tips

How to add and remove a printer via Powershell in Windows

Click on the Start button and type powershell. Right click on powershell and click run as administrator.

To Add a printer (Local)

Type Add-Printer -Name “PrinterName” -DriverName “HP LaserJet 2300” -Port USB001

To Add a printer (Network)

Type Add-Printer -ConnectionName \\printServer\printerName

To Remove a printer

Type Remove-Printer -Name “PrinterName”

To List printers

Type Get-Printer | Format-List NameThis Powershell command is extremely helpful in situations where you can’t delete the printer via normal methods.

This is a great link to MS with the command lines/syntax.

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