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Set printing preferences via command line in Windows

When installing a new printer driver sometimes it does not appear in the control panel -> Devices and Printers.

If you need to set printing preferences for the freshly installed printer driver this is how you can do it via command line in Windows.

How to set printing preferences via command line:

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.

If you have the issue where your new printer is not appearing in Control Panel – “Devices and Printers”. This article has the fix.

Would you like to know how to set the default printer via command line in Windows? Read this article.


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