Set printer duplex mode using PowerShell

Question: You want to set all of your printers with a name like HP to print duplex. How can you do this using Windows PowerShell?

Answer: On Windows 8 or above, use the Get-Printer function to retrieve all HP printers, and pipeline the results to Set-PrintConfiguration. Specify a duplex mode for the printer. This appears here.

Get-Printer -Name *hp* | Set-PrintConfiguration -DuplexingMode TwoSidedLongEdge

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.


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2 thoughts on “Set printer duplex mode using PowerShell”

  1. I ran the following on a Windows 2016 server in a Administrator PowerShell session. I did not receive any errors, however the setting was not updated.

    Set-PrintConfiguration -computername s-prt-b11-01 -printername “BBV-OverlandPark01 DUPLEX” -DuplexingMode TwoSidedLongEdge

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