Update printerShare

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Update the properties of a printer share. This method can be used to swap printers.

For example, if a physical printer device breaks, an administrator can register a new printer device and update this printerShare to point to the new printer without requiring users to take any action.

This API is available in the following national cloud deployments.

Global service US Government L4 US Government L5 (DOD) China operated by 21Vianet


Choose the permission or permissions marked as least privileged for this API. Use a higher privileged permission or permissions only if your app requires it. For details about delegated and application permissions, see Permission types. To learn more about these permissions, see the permissions reference.

Permission type Least privileged permissions Higher privileged permissions
Delegated (work or school account) PrinterShare.ReadWrite.All Not available.
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported. Not supported.
Application Not supported. Not supported.

HTTP request

PATCH /print/shares/{printerShareId}

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required. Learn more about authentication and authorization.
Content-Type application/json. Required.

Request body

In the request body, supply the values for relevant printerShare fields that should be updated. Existing properties that aren't included in the request body maintains their previous values or be recalculated based on changes to other property values. For best performance, don't include existing values that haven't changed.

Following properties can be updated:

Property Type Description
printer microsoft.graph.printer The printer that this printer share is related to. Use the printer@odata.bind syntax as shown in the following example to update which printer this printer share is associated with.
displayName String The name of the printer share that print clients should display.
allowAllUsers Boolean If true, all users and groups are granted access to this printer share. This supersedes the allowlists defined by the allowedUsers and allowedGroups navigation properties.


If you're updating the printer property, other properties can't be updated in the same request.


If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and an updated printerShare object in the response body.



PATCH https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/print/shares/{printerShareId}
Content-Type: application/json

  "displayName": "PrinterShare Name",
  "printer@odata.bind": "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/print/printers/{printerId}",
  "allowAllUsers": false


Note: The response object shown here might be shortened for readability.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json

  "@odata.context": "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/$metadata#print/shares/$entity",
  "id": "d837c17b-3296-4384-a053-828d56e10f50",
  "displayName": "PrinterShare Name",
  "createdDateTime": "2020-02-04T00:00:00.0000000Z",
  "isAcceptingJobs": true,
  "allowAllUsers": false,
  "status": {
    "state": "stopped",
    "details": ["disconnected"],
    "description": ""