Remove-PrinterDriver

Deletes printer driver from the specified computer.

Syntax

Remove-PrinterDriver
      [-Name] <String[]>
      [[-PrinterEnvironment] <String[]>]
      [-ComputerName <String>]
      [-RemoveFromDriverStore]
      [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
      [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
      [-AsJob]
      [-PassThru]
      [-WhatIf]
      [-Confirm]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Remove-PrinterDriver
      -InputObject <CimInstance[]>
      [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
      [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
      [-AsJob]
      [-PassThru]
      [-WhatIf]
      [-Confirm]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Remove-PrinterDriver cmdlet deletes a printer driver from the specified computer. You can specify the printer driver to remove by using either a printer object retrieved by Get-Printer, or by specifying a printer name.

You can use wildcard characters with Remove-PrinterDriver. You can use Remove-PrinterDriver in a Windows PowerShell remoting session.

You need administrator privileges to use Remove-PrinterDriver.

Examples

Example1: Remove the printer driver

PS C:\> Remove-PrinterDriver -Name "Microsoft XPS Document Writer v4"

This command removes the "Microsoft XPS Document Writer v4" driver.

Example2: Remove the printer driver using object

PS C:\>$PrinterDriver = Get-Printer -Name "Microsoft XPS Document Writer v4"


PS C:\>Remove-PrinterDriver -InputObject $PrinterDriver

This set of commands retrieves a printer object into a variable ($PrinterDriver) using Get-Printer, and then passes the contents of the variable to Remove-PrinterDriver.

Required Parameters

-InputObject

Specifies the object which contains the printer driver to remove.

Type:CimInstance[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Name

Specifies the name of the printer driver to remove.

Type:String[]
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
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[]
Aliases:Session
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ComputerName

Specifies the computer name from which to remove the printer driver.

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

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PassThru

Returns an object representing the item with which you are working. By default, this cmdlet does not generate any output.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PrinterEnvironment

Specifies the printer driver environment.

Type:String[]
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-RemoveFromDriverStore

Specifies whether or not to remove the printer driver from the driver store.

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

Inputs

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#ROOT/StandardCimv2/MSFT_PrinterDriver

This cmdlet accepts one printer driver object.

Outputs

By default, this cmdlet produces no output.