Set-PrintConfiguration

Sets the configuration information for the specified printer.

Syntax

Set-PrintConfiguration
   [-Collate <Boolean>]
   [-Color <Boolean>]
   [-DuplexingMode <DuplexingModeEnum>]
   [-PaperSize <PaperSizeEnum>]
   [-PrintTicketXml <String>]
   [-PrinterObject] <CimInstance>
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [-WhatIf]
   [-Confirm]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Set-PrintConfiguration
   [-Collate <Boolean>]
   [-Color <Boolean>]
   [-DuplexingMode <DuplexingModeEnum>]
   [-PaperSize <PaperSizeEnum>]
   [-PrintTicketXml <String>]
   [-ComputerName <String>]
   [-PrinterName] <String>
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [-WhatIf]
   [-Confirm]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Set-PrintConfiguration
   [-InputObject] <CimInstance>
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [-WhatIf]
   [-Confirm]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Set-PrintConfiguration cmdlet sets the printer configuration for the specified printer. Using the Set-PrintConfiguration cmdlet, you can manage the configuration of the following features:

  • Collate
  • Color
  • Duplexing Mode
  • N-Up
  • Paper Size

The Set-PrintConfiguration cmdlet also accepts print configuration objects by using the Get-PrintConfiguration cmdlet.

You cannot use wildcard characters with Set-PrintConfiguration. You can use Set-PrintConfiguration in a Windows PowerShell remoting session.

You need administrator credentials to use Set-PrintConfiguration.

Examples

Example 1: Set the default paper size

PS C:\> Set-PrintConfiguration -PrinterName "Microsoft XPS Document Writer" -PaperSize A4

This command sets the default paper size of the printer named Microsoft XPS Document Writer printer to A4.

Example 2: Set the default paper size using print configuration object

PS C:\>$PrintConfiguration = Get-PrintConfiguration -PrinterName "Microsoft XPS Document Writer"
PS C:\> $PrintConfiguration.paperSize = A4
PS C:\> Set-PrintConfiguration -InputObject $PrintConfiguration

The first command gets a printer configuration by using Get-PrintConfiguration. The command stores the result in the $PrintConfiguration variable.

The second command assigns the value A4 to the paperSize property of $PrintConfiguration.

The final command sets the value of the printer configuration to the modified value of $PrintConfiguration.

Example 3: Set the default paper size of all printers

PS C:\>$Printers = Get-Printer * Foreach ($Printer in $Printers){     Set-PrintConfiguration -PrinterName $Printer.name -PaperSize A4}

This command gets all the printers into a variable $Printers and then loops through all the printers and displays the properties.

Required Parameters

-InputObject

Specifies the input object that is used in a pipeline command.

Type:CimInstance
Aliases:ConfigObject
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName, ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PrinterName

Specifies the printer on which to set the configuration information.

Type:String
Aliases:PN
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName, ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PrinterObject

Specifies the object which contains the printer on which to change the configuration settings.

Type:CimInstance
Aliases:Printer
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName, ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-AsJob

Runs the cmdlet as a background job. Use this parameter to run commands that take a long time to complete.

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-CimSession or Get-CimSession 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
-Collate

Specifies whether to collate the output of the printer by default.

Type:Boolean
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Color

Specifies whether the printer should use either color or grayscale printing by default.

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

Specifies the name of the computer on which the printer is located.

Type:String
Aliases:Computer, CN
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName, ByValue)
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
-DuplexingMode

Specifies the duplexing mode the printer uses by default. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • OneSided
  • TwoSidedLongEdge
  • TwoSidedShortEdge
Type:DuplexingModeEnum
Aliases:Duplex, Duplexing
Parameter Sets:OneSided, TwoSidedLongEdge, TwoSidedShortEdge
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PaperSize

Specifies the paper size the printer uses by default. For valid values, see the Syntax section.

Type:PaperSizeEnum
Parameter Sets:Custom, Letter, LetterSmall, Tabloid, Ledger, Legal, Statement, Executive, A3, A4, A4Small, A5, B4, B5, Folio, Quarto, Sheet10x14, Sheet11x17, Note, Envelope9, Envelope10, Envelope11, Envelope12, Envelope14, CSheet, DSheet, ESheet, EnvelopeDL, EnvelopeC5, EnvelopeC3, EnvelopeC4, EnvelopeC6, EnvelopeC65, EnvelopeB4, EnvelopeB5, EnvelopeB6, EnvelopeItaly, EnvelopeMonarch, EnvelopePersonal, FanfoldUS, FanfoldStandardGerman, FanfoldLegalGerman, ISOB4, JapanesePostcard, Sheet9x11, Sheet10x11, Sheet15x11, EnvelopeInvite, Reserved48, Reserved49, LetterExtra, LegalExtra, TabloidExtra, A4Extra, LetterTransverse, A4Transverse, LetterExtraTransverse, APlus, BPlus, LetterPlus, A4Plus, A5Transverse, B5Transverse, A3Extra, A5Extra, B5Extra, A2, A3Transverse, A3ExtraTransverse, JapaneseDoublePostcard, A6, JapaneseEnvelopeKaku2, JapaneseEnvelopeKaku3, JapaneseEnvelopeChou3, JapaneseEnvelopeChou4, LetterRotated, A3Rotated, A4Rotated, A5Rotated, B4JISRotated, B5JISRotated, JapanesePostcardRotated, JapaneseDoublePostcardRotated, A6Rotated, JapaneseEnvelopeKaku2Rotated, JapaneseEnvelopeKaku3Rotated, JapaneseEnvelopeChou3Rotated, JapaneseEnvelopeChou4Rotated, B6JIS, B6JISRotated, Sheet12x11, JapaneseEnvelopeYou4, JapaneseEnvelopeYou4Rotated, PRC16K, PRC32K, PRC32KBig, PRCEnvelope1, PRCEnvelope2, PRCEnvelope3, PRCEnvelope4, PRCEnvelope5, PRCEnvelope6, PRCEnvelope7, PRCEnvelope8, PRCEnvelope9, PRCEnvelope10, PRC16KRotated, PRC32KRotated, PRC32KBigRotated, PRCEnvelope1Rotated, PRCEnvelope2Rotated, PRCEnvelope3Rotated, PRCEnvelope4Rotated, PRCEnvelope5Rotated, PRCEnvelope6Rotated, PRCEnvelope7Rotated, PRCEnvelope8Rotated, PRCEnvelope9Rotated, PRCEnvelope10Rotated
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PrintTicketXml

Specifies the print ticket XML defining the default print settings for this printer.

Type:String
Aliases:PrintTicket, PT
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_Printer

This cmdlet accepts one printer object.

Outputs

This cmdlet produces no output objects.