command works after entering it 2 to 3 times

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  • #27821

    John Furr

    I am running this command to set the printer property to black and white and the other one is to set the printer to onesided. I have to run the command 2 to 3 times before it works. Can anyone tell me what I need to do to only have to run the command one time?


    set-printConfiguration -computername xxxxxxxx -printername prnxxxx -color $false
    set-printConfiguration -computername xxxxxxxx -printername prnxxxx -duplexingmode onesided

  • #27822

    Don Jones

    There's a solid chance the problem is on the printer end, and unfortunately that's probably out of anyone's control. It certainly sounds as if it's the printer, at least.

  • #29848


    Hi John, there is another way to do it.

    You could configure "your default" settings on a dummy printer then save those settings to a file

    & RUNDLL32.EXE PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /Ss /n "printername" /a "file.dat"

    You can then restore the settings to another printer like so:

    & RUNDLL32.EXE PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /Sr /n "printername" /a "file.dat"

    If you just want to restore the colour profile from the DAT file you could use:

    & RUNDLL32.EXE PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /Sr /n "printername" /a "file.dat" c

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