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Add-PrinterDriver

Installs a printer driver on the specified computer.
Add-PrinterDriver [-Name*] <String> [[-InfPath] <String>] [-CimSession <CimSession[]>] [-ComputerName <String>][-PrinterEnvironment <String>] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]

The Add-PrinterDriver cmdlet installs a printer driver on the specified computer.

You cannot use wildcard characters with Add-PrinterDriver. You can use Add-PrinterDriver in a Windows PowerShell remoting session.

You need administrator credentials to run Add-PrinterDriver.

Parameters

-CimSession [<CimSession[]>]

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.

-ComputerName [<String>]

Specifies the name of the computer on which to install the printer driver.

-InfPath [<String>]

Specifies the path of the printer driver INF file in the driver store. INF files contain information about the printer and the printer driver.

-Name <String>

  • This value is required

Specifies the name of the printer driver.

-PrinterEnvironment [<String>]

Specifies the printer driver environment.

-ThrottleLimit [<Int32>]

Specifies the maximum number of concurrent operations that can be established to run the cmdlet. If this parameter is omitted or a value of 0 is entered, then Windows PowerShellr calculates an optimum throttle limit for the cmdlet based on the number of CIM cmdlets that are running on the computer. The throttle limit applies only to the current cmdlet, not to the session or to the computer.

-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is false

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is false

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug,ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable,OutBuffer, PipelineVariable, and OutVariable.

Inputs
This cmdlet takes no input objects.
Outputs
This cmdlet produces no output.
Examples
  1. Add a printer driver:
    PS C:\>  Add-PrinterDriver -Name "Driver Name"
    

    This command installs the printer driver specified by the Name parameter on the local computer.

  2. Add a printer driver on remote computer:
    PS C:\>  Add-PrinterDriver -Name "Driver Name" -ComputerName "printServer"
    

    This command installs the printer driver specified by Name on the remote computer specified by the ComputerName parameter.

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