Add-PrinterDriver

Installs a printer driver on the specified computer.

Syntax

Add-PrinterDriver
   [-Name] <String>
   [[-InfPath] <String>]
   [-AsJob]
   [-CimSession <CimSession>]
   [-ComputerName <String>]
   [-PrinterEnvironment <String>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-Confirm]
   [-WhatIf]

Description

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 privileges to use Add-PrinterDriver.

Examples

-------------------------- EXAMPLEExample 1: Add a printer driver with specified Driver Name --------------------------

Example: Add a printer driver

PS C:\> Add-PrinterDriver -Name "Driver Name"

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

-------------------------- ExampleXAMPLE 2: Add a printer driver with specified Driver Name on remote computer --------------------------

xample: 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 ComputerName.

Required Parameters

-Name

Specifies the name of the printer driver.

Type:String
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-AsJob

ps_cimcommon_asjob

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-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-CimSessionhttp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=227967 or Get-CimSessionhttp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=227966 cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.

Type:CimSession
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ComputerName

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

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-InfPath

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

Type:String
Position:2
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PrinterEnvironment

Specifies the printer driver environment.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ThrottleLimit

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 PowerShell® 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.

Type:Int32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

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

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

This cmdlet takes no input objects.

Outputs

This cmdlet produces no output.