Here’s a tip from my colleague Ed Wilson (the Microsoft Scripting Guy) about how to use Windows PowerShell to create a new printer port.
Question: You need to create a new printer port on your Windows 8 computer. How can you use Windows PowerShell to do this easily?
Answer: Use the Add-PrinterPort function. This works locally or remotely. Here is an example of adding a TCP/IP printer port with an address of 192.168.1.1.
Add-PrinterPort -name “TCPPort:” -PrinterHostAddress “192.168.1.1”
Mitch Tulloch is a nine-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, deployment and virtualization. For more information see http://www.mtit.com.
Ed Wilson is the bestselling author of eight books about Windows Scripting, including Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step, and Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps. He writes a daily blog about Windows PowerShell call Hey, Scripting Guy! that is hosted on the Microsoft TechNet Script Center; for more PowerTips check out the Hey, Scripting Guy! blog.