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Install and Add Network Printers from the command line

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You can install network printers from the command line or with a batch file without the need of local admin access.  This way users can for example install a local network printer on there laptop when they are on a remote site.  This will work from Win 7 upwards to 10 and you don’t need to install anything. The scripts that are used are installed by default in C:\Windows\System32\Printing_Admin_Scripts.

There are 3 steps to take to install a printer. Try to use as much general drivers as possible to ease up the installation.

Step 1 – Install the driver

Look inside the INF file to get the correct driver name that is used.

Step 2 – Add the printer port

Step 3 – Add the printer