Set printer duplex mode using PowerShell

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 18 March 2014 / Last Updated on 18 March 2014]

How to use Windows PowerShell to set duplex printing mode of a printer

Question: You want to set all of your printers with a name like HP to print duplex. How can you do this using Windows PowerShell?

Answer: On Windows 8 or above, use the Get-Printer function to retrieve all HP printers, and pipeline the results to Set-PrintConfiguration. Specify a duplex mode for the printer. This appears here.

Get-Printer -Name *hp* | Set-PrintConfiguration -DuplexingMode TwoSidedLongEdge

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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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