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PowerShell and WMI by Foreword by Ed Wilson, Richard Siddaway

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Chapter 10. Printers

 

This chapter covers
  • Discovering printer configuration and status
  • Discovering and comparing printer drivers
  • Managing printers and print jobs
  • Testing printers

 

Printers are probably the second most common cause of issues in Windows environments (password resets are the first). In many cases, these are logistical issues involving toner, paper, and mechanical problems that administrators can’t control directly, but we can control the printer and its associated print jobs. PowerShell and WMI enable us to perform the control tasks on remote or local systems.

 

Note

A printer in Windows terminology is the queue to which a print job is sent. It’s linked to one or more physical print devices.

 

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