Add a printer port via PowerShell

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 24 Oct. 2013 / Last Updated on 24 Oct. 2013]

A tip on how to use Windows PowerShell to create a new printer port

Here's a tip from my colleague Ed Wilson (the Microsoft Scripting Guy) about how to use Windows PowerShell to create a new printer port.

Question: You need to create a new printer port on your Windows 8 computer. How can you use Windows PowerShell to do this easily?

Answer: Use the Add-PrinterPort function. This works locally or remotely. Here is an example of adding a TCP/IP printer port with an address of

Add-PrinterPort -name “TCPPort:” -PrinterHostAddress “”

Mitch Tulloch is a nine-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, deployment and virtualization.  For more information see

Ed Wilson is the bestselling author of eight books about Windows Scripting, including Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step, and Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps. He writes a daily blog about Windows PowerShell call Hey, Scripting Guy! that is hosted on the Microsoft TechNet Script Center; for more PowerTips check out the Hey, Scripting Guy! blog.

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