Update printerShare

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Update the properties of a printer share. This method can be used to swap printers.

For example, if a physical printer device breaks, an administrator can register a new printer device and update this printerShare to point to the new printer without requiring users to take any action.


One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

In addition to the following permissions, the user or app's tenant must have an active Universal Print subscription. The signed in user must be a Printer Administrator.

Permission type Permissions (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) PrinterShare.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not Supported.
Application Not Supported.

HTTP request

PATCH /print/shares/{printerShareId}

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.
Content-Type application/json. Required.

Request body

In the request body, supply the values for relevant printerShare fields that should be updated. Existing properties that are not included in the request body will maintain their previous values or be recalculated based on changes to other property values. For best performance, don't include existing values that haven't changed.

Following properties can be updated:

Property Type Description
printer microsoft.graph.printer The printer that this printer share is related to. Use the printer@odata.bind syntax as shown in the following example to update which printer this printer share is associated with.
displayName String The name of the printer share that print clients should display.
allowAllUsers Boolean If true, all users and groups will be granted access to this printer share. This supersedes the allow lists defined by the allowedUsers and allowedGroups navigation properties.


If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and an updated printerShare object in the response body.



PATCH https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/print/shares/{printerShareId}
Content-Type: application/json

  "displayName": "PrinterShare Name",
  "printer@odata.bind": "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/print/printers/{printerId}",
  "allowAllUsers": false


Note: The response object shown here might be shortened for readability.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json

  "@odata.context": "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/$metadata#print/shares/$entity",
  "id": "d837c17b-3296-4384-a053-828d56e10f50",
  "displayName": "PrinterShare Name",
  "createdDateTime": "2020-02-04T00:00:00.0000000Z",
  "isAcceptingJobs": true,
  "allowAllUsers": false,
  "status": {
    "state": "stopped",
    "details": ["disconnected"],
    "description": ""