PowerTip: Find Printers That Use 32-bit or 64-bit drivers

PowerTip: Find Printers That Use 32-bit or 64-bit drivers

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Summary: Use Windows PowerShell 3.0 on Windows 8 to find print devices that use 32- or 64-bit drivers.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I find print devices on my computer running Windows 8 that use 32-bit or 64-bit drivers?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Get-PrinterDriver cmdlet and use the Where-Object (? Is an alias) to filter out the printerenvironment property. Use the match operator to find either 64 or 32 as your needs require. Below are examples of this technique.

Get-PrinterDriver | ? printerenvironment -match 64

Get-PrinterDriver | ? printerenvironment -match 32

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  • It mistakenly mentions Get-PrinterConfiguration instead of Get-PrinterDriver, and I think for 32-bit drivers you need to match on 86 (as in x86)