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Adds sharing properties to a printer object and specifies whether it is to be listed in the Active Directory.

With V-Layers the sharing properties must be set for both the native and the Output Gateway printer objects separately.

Note! Always run Add-TpmsSharingInfo together with New-TpmsObjPrinter or New-TpmsObjPrinterTpog – i. e., not with separate scripts.


Add-TpmsSharingInfo -Printers <PSObject[]> -Name <string> -Mode <string>

Parameter Description
-Printers printers to be shared
-Name share names
-Mode specifies whether a printer is to be shared and/or listed in the Active Directory

ActiveDirectory: share printer and list it in the AD

Network: share printer only

Note! This Tpms version supports only share names of up to 32 characters. If you need longer share names, please contact our support for a fix:

Example 1: cmdlet usage

Add-TpmsSharingInfo -Printers ($printer) -Name TpmsSharing01 -Mode ActiveDirectory

$printer = $printer | Add-TpmsSharingInfo -Name TpmsSharing01 -Mode Network

Both lines add sharing settings to the printers specified in the $printer variable.

On this, see also New-TpmsObjPrinterTpog.

Example 2: Script containing Add-TpmsSharingInfo

The following script creates ten printers with Standard TCP/IP Ports which are defined in a .csv file. The print­ers are shared in the network but not listed in the Active Directory (-Mode Network). The printer name is used also as share name.

  • The definition file network-printers.csv:

"1","PRN01-BLN","PRN01-BLN:","","Lexmark T644 (MS)","Lexmark T644"

"1","PRN02-PRS","PRN02-PRS:","","Kyocera FS-C8500DN","Kyocera FS-C8500DN"

"1","PRN03-WRS","PRN03-WRS:","","Canon LBP7660C Class Driver","Canon LBP7660C"

"1","PRN04-PRG","PRN04-PRG:","","Brother PCL6 Class Driver","Brother"

"1","PRN05-MSC","PRN05-MSC:","","Xerox Phaser 6300N","Xerox Phaser 6300N"

"1","PRN06-LDN","PRN06-LDN:","","Dell B1265dnf Laser MFP PCL6","Dell B1265dnf Laser MFP"

"1","PRN07-OSL","PRN07-OSL:","","HP Color LaserJet 9500 PCL6 Class Driver","HP Color LaserJet 9500"

"1","PRN08-STK","PRN08-STK:","","KONICA MINOLTA PS Color Laser Class Driver","KONICA MINOLTA PS Color Laser"

"1","PRN09-KPN","PRN09-KPN:","","OKI PCL6 Class Driver","OKI"

"1","PRN10-BPT","PRN10-BPT:","","Samsung ML-4555 Series PCL6","Samsung ML-4555"
  • The PowerShell script:
$allports = @()

$allprinters = @()

Import-Csv -Path .\network-printers.csv | foreach {

if($_.Selected -eq 1)


$port = New-TpmsObjTcpIpPortRaw -Name $_.PortName -PortNumber 9100 -HostAddress $_.Address

$printer = New-TpmsObjPrinter -Name $_.PrinterName -Driver $_.DriverName -Port $_.PortName -Template $_.TemplateName

Add-TpmsSharingInfo -Printers ($printer) -Name $_.PrinterName -Mode Network


$allports += $port

$allprinters += $printer


$srva = New-TpmsObjApplyAgent -Name "cps47.ourdomain.local" -Port 5050 -Printers ($allprinters) -Ports ($allports)

Start-TpmsApplyByAgent -Action Deploy -Servers ($srva) | Format-TpmsDispatch
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