Due to a new printserver rollout I write a powershell script to easily install network printers on the new Windows 2012 R2 printserver.
The script can be found here: https://github.com/lscarso/Powershell/blob/master/New-ProvisioningPrinter/New-ProvisioningPrinter.ps1
If the driver is not on driver store of your printserver, you need to install it before via GUI or using pnputil and Add-PrinterDriver:
pnputil -i -a "C:\Temp\Printers\Ricoh_UniDrv_plc6\x2DSPYP.inf" Add-PrinterDriver -name "RICOH PCL6 UniversalDriver V4.12"
To create a new Printer Port and the Printer then just run this command:
.\New-ProvisioningPrinter.ps1 -ComputerName MYPRINTSRV -PrinterName PR01 -PrinterAddress 192.168.1.1 -PrinterLocation "Italy, Milano, Reception" -PrinterComment "Asset Number: 01987" -PrinterDriver "RICOH PCL6 UniversalDriver V4.12"
Change ComputerName to your printserver, PrinterName to the name of new print queue you want to create, the PrinterAddress to the IP/HostName of network printer, PrinterDriver to the label of driver to use.
The script create the print queue PR01, shared with the same name and a printer port linked to that printer, named with the IP or HostName you specified on PrinterAddress parameter. SNMP is enabled too on “public” community.
You can also pipe a CSV file with PrinterName, PrinterAddress, PrinterLocation, PrinterComment columns to this script for bulk printers creation:
Import-Csv "C:\Data\Working\printers.csv" -delimiter ";" -Encoding UTF8 | .\New-ProvisioningPrinter.ps1 -ComputerName PRINTSRV
You have now all the printers installed to the new printserver. You need now to configure the default settings:
Set-PrintConfiguration -ComputerName MYPRINTSRV –PrinterName PR01 -PaperSize A4 -Color $False
this configure the PR01 printer with default Paper Size to A4 and to Black & White.