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Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Fix Broken Printer

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to fix a printer that keeps losing its duplexer. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the cool things about Windows PowerShell is that if I want to, I can generally use it to solve all of my issues. Sometimes the issue is not sufficient that I want...

Use PowerShell in Windows 8 to Remove Printers

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 in Windows 8 to remove printers. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The Scripting Wife and I have been talking to various people from the Charlotte Windows PowerShell User Group all week about doing another Windows PowerShell Saturday. It is an...

Install Printer Drivers with PowerShell in Windows 8

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell in Windows 8 to install printer drivers. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning, it is rainy and overcast here in Charlotte, North Carolina, but it is pleasantly cool. The Scripting Wife migrated to the lanai and is sitting on her swing ...

Use PowerShell to Create New Printer Ports

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to create new printer ports in Windows 8. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the exciting things that is happening around the Scripting House is the appearance of new Windows PowerShell Saturday events. We have new events coming up in ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Perform More Than One Action with the Win32_Printer WMI Class?

Hey, Scripting Guy! The Win32_Printer WMI class has several methods that are listed in it. But I am not sure how to best use these methods from inside a Windows PowerShell script. I do not want to create four different scripts to send a test page, clean out print jobs, and to cycle the print queue. Do you have an example of how I might do ...

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