Listing All Print Jobs

by Jan 20, 2015

Windows 8.1 or Server 2012 R2

Both Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 come with a module called “PrintManagement”. It includes all cmdlets needed to manage local and remote printers.

To list all print jobs on a given computer, first determine the available printers, and then retrieve the print jobs for each printer in a loop. This is much simpler than it may seem:

$ComputerName = $env:COMPUTERNAME

Get-Printer -ComputerName $ComputerName |  ForEach-Object { 
  Get-PrintJob -PrinterName $_.Name -ComputerName $ComputerName

If the code returns nothing, then you know there are no print jobs (or you do not have permissions to read them).

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