Print command-line tool reference

Applies to: Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

Information and links to each of the associated print command-line tools:

Command Description
lpq Displays the status of a print queue on a computer running Line printer Daemon (LPD).
lpr Sends a file to a computer or printer sharing device running the Line printer Daemon (LPD) service in preparation for printing.
Net print Displays information about a specified printer queue, displays information about a specified print job, or controls a specified print job.
print Sends a text file to a printer.
prncnfg Configures or displays configuration information about a printer.
prndrvr Adds, deletes, and lists printer drivers.
prnjobs Pauses, resumes, cancels, and lists print jobs.
prnmngr Adds, deletes, and lists printers or printer connections, in addition to setting and displaying the default printer.
prnport Creates, deletes, and lists standard TCP/IP printer ports, in addition to displaying and changing port configuration.
prnqctl Prints a test page, pauses or resumes a printer, and clears a printer queue.
pubprn Publishes a printer to the active directory directory service.
rundll32 printui.dll,printUIEntry Enables you to automate the installation and configuration of printers using scripts or the command prompt.