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Add a printer driver to a pc via powershell

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How can I add a driver to a PC using power shell. I have the script to add the printer from the \\share but the driver is not working. I'd like to prep it before it connects so I don't get the error message.

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What version OS's are you using, both for the client and print server?  Is there a print cluster involved?  Also which version of Powershell are you using on both the client and server?  is Powershell remoting enabled?

The answer will dictate what the answer can be,  If you are using the latest OS, Windows 8 and Server 2012, then @Emmanuel's answer should get you going.

but if you're using older OS there may be a few things hindering you.

At a high level,  the biggest problems I've seen with this is mapping the printer with the correct credentials and group policy enabling where drivers can be auto installed from.
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It's w7 to server 2008 r 2
Ps version is 2.
We have a ton of other print shares that we connect to and the work. It seems to be the specific canon printers with this issue.
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