This is the built-in help made by Microsoft for the command 'Get-Printer', in PowerShell version 5 - as retrieved from
Windows version 'Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard' PowerShell help files on 2016-06-23.
For PowerShell version 3 and up, where you have Update-Help, this command was run just before creating the web pages from the help files.
Retrieves a list of printers installed on a computer.
Get-Printer [[-Name] <String>] [-AsJob] [-CimSession <CimSession>] [-ComputerName <String>] [-Full] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>] [<CommonParameters>]
The Get-Printer cmdlet retrieves a list of printers installed on a computer. You can also use Get-Printer to retrieve the properties of a single printer, and then use that
information as input into other cmdlets.
You can use wildcard characters with Get-Printer. You can use a Get-Printer in a Windows PowerShell remoting session.
You do not need administrator privileges to use Get-Printer.
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Example 1: Get a list of printers
PS C:\> Get-Printer
This command retrieves a list of printers and printer connections on the local computer.
Example 2: Get the information for a specific printer
PS C:\>Get-Printer –Name "Microsoft XPS Document Writer"
This command retrieves information for one specific printer named "Microsoft XPS Document Writer".
Example 3: Get the detailed information for a specific printer
PS C:\>Get-Printer –Name "Microsoft XPS Document Writer" | Format-List
This command retrieves detailed information for one specific printer named "Microsoft XPS Document Writer".
Example 4: Get a list of printers on a remote computer
PS C:\>Get-Printer -ComputerName PrintServer
This command retrieves a list of printers from the computer named PrintServer.
Example 5: Get a list of printer objects and then rename the printers
PS C:\>$Printer = Get-Printer -Name “Microsoft XPS Document Writer"
PS C:\>Rename-Printer -InputObject $printer "MXDW"
This set of commands retrieves a printer object into a variable ($Printer) and then passes the contents of the variable to Rename-Printer.