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How to set printing preferences via command line in Windows

1. Open command prompt “cmd”

2. Type RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /e /n “\\server\printername”

The /e opens the printer preferences

/n is the name of the printer

More info can be found here from Microsoft.

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