Microsoft print to PDF PHYSICALLY deleted

Didier Hannot 0 Reputation points
2023-05-14T13:41:35.4233333+00:00

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

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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
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  1. Ian Xue (Shanghai Wicresoft Co., Ltd.) 32,236 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-05-16T09:43:53.4666667+00:00

    Hi,

    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

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/enable-or-disable-windows-features-using-dism

    Best Regards,

    Ian Xue

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