Thursday, June 23, 2011

Printer exploration with PowerShell

Following are a few printing related PowerShell one-liners that I demonstrated for a few colleagues at work. -Enjoy!
# List all printer drivers on a specific server           
Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_PrinterDriver -ComputerName PrintServer `
| Sort-Object Name `
| Select-Object Name, DriverPath

# List all properties of a specifc printer driver on a server
Get-WmiObject Win32_PrinterDriver -ComputerName PrintServer -Filter "Name='Lexmark Universal XL,3,Windows x64'"

# List Printers for a specific server
Get-WmiObject Win32_Printer -ComputerName PrintServer `
| Sort-Object Name `
| Select-Object Name, DriverName, PortName, ShareName

# List a specific printer on a server
Get-WmiObject Win32_Printer -ComputerName PrintServer -Filter "Name='P-UHC6000M-IRC2550'"

# List info on print jobs
Get-WmiObject Win32_PrintJob -ComputerName PrintServer `
| Select-Object Document, Owner,

# List current number of jobs in each print queue
Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_PerfFormattedData_Spooler_PrintQueue -Computer PrintServer -Filter "Name <> '_Total' and Jobs > 0" `
| Sort Jobs -Descending `
| Select name, jobs `
| Format-Table -AutoSize

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