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May 2, 2017 at 6:39 am

Hello there,
is it possible to read out the current installed printer and then we do a machine swap and reinstall the printers?
they are network printers...

thanks in advance

May 3, 2017 at 6:13 pm

install-printer
Example 1: Get a list of printers

This command retrieves a list of printers and printer connections on the local computer

PS C:\> Get-Printer

I normally output this to server share with pc hostname:
$H = hostname
Get-Printer > "\\servername\share\$H printers.txt"

May 4, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Drivers are the main issue. Add-Printer cmdlet can only use printers already installed in Windows
There is nice write-up from the Scripting Guy: install-printer-drivers-with-powershell-in-windows-8
Or you could export-windowsdriver or pnputil and just transfer all the drivers to the new machine.