Microsoft print to PDF PHYSICALLY deleted

Didier Hannot 0 Reputation points

Hello, how are you?

I have accidentally fully delete the 'Microsoft to Print' driver.

I had trouble with the print, showing all the print no more in colour but in level of gray.

In the window features dialog, I had right click on "microsoft print to PDF, and choose "delete".

I couldn't find the printer driver from Control Panel >> Devices and Printers >> Add Printer ('Windows Update' button didn't make it show up)

In 'Windows Features', the Microsoft Print to PDF is TOTALLY missing in the list

No more able to print to a printer "Microsoft print to PDF".

How can I retrieve that ?

It would be grateful if I could get your help.

Best regards, Didier

Windows Server Printing
Windows Server Printing
Windows Server: A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.Printing: Printer centralized deployment and management, scan and fax resources management, and document services
649 questions
0 comments No comments
{count} votes

1 answer

Sort by: Most helpful
  1. Ian Xue (Shanghai Wicresoft Co., Ltd.) 32,236 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    You can use DISM to restore the removed Windows features from a Windwos image. Say the Windows image is mounted in drive Z, open cmd as administrator and run this command

    Dism /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:Printing-PrintToPDFServices-Features /Source:Z:\sources\SxS /LimitAccess

    Please refer to this link for more details

    Best Regards,

    Ian Xue

    If the Answer is helpful, please click "Accept Answer" and upvote it.

    Note: Please follow the steps in our documentation to enable e-mail notifications if you want to receive the related email notification for this thread.

    0 comments No comments