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 192.168.1.1.

Add-PrinterPort -name “TCPPort:” -PrinterHostAddress “192.168.1.1”

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 http://www.mtit.com.

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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The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a well-known expert on Windows Server administration and cloud computing technologies. He has published over a thousand articles on information technology topics and has written, contributed to or been series editor for over 50 books.

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