What is the Print3D deviceType on Windows Print-Server

Server Fault Asked by Doltknuckle on September 13, 2020

I’ve been working with Get-Printer and I ran into a situation where the server returns two instances of every print device. One is called “Print” and the other is “Print3D”. I can’t find any information about this online and I’m wondering what this device type is supposed to be used for.

Bonus: How do you turn this off and what impact does it have on printing?

Running Windows Server 2008 R2

3 Answers

I had the same question recently. I used below code

get-printer -computername targetpc | where-object{$_.devicetype -eq "print"}

I hope it helps

Answered by Jamal on September 13, 2020

A possible explanation: you logged on via RDP to this server from a Windows 10 computer and didn't turn off the option to connect local printers; as a result, print drivers from the client got installed on the server.

Answered by Massimo on September 13, 2020

I asked Microsoft about this and I'm told it's a feature of Windows 10. As for why a regular printer shows as a 3D printer, still unknown. Could be a bug in the get-printer cmdlet.

When the devicetype is Print3D it means the hardware support for 3D printing is provided by the Printer hardware. With 3D Builder, you can scan, construct, and print 3D models in Windows 10.

Answered by BIGmog on September 13, 2020

Add your own answers!

Related Questions

postfix-Postfwd rate limit

1  Asked on December 23, 2021 by vivek-jain


CentOS 7 – firewalld[8509]: ERROR: COMMAND_FAILED

1  Asked on December 23, 2021 by eric-kim


Microsoft IIS Rules with Reverse Proxy and Static

1  Asked on December 23, 2021 by dean-christian-armada


FreeIpa. How to setup specific shell only on 1 host for group of users

1  Asked on December 23, 2021 by sergii-skybenko


How can I access a local-area LDAP through a VPN?

1  Asked on December 22, 2021 by zenklys


PsExec.exe- The network path was not found

1  Asked on December 21, 2021 by anegi


macvtap interface associated with a VM on a host cannot ping host eno1 IP

0  Asked on December 21, 2021 by lakshmi-bangalore


Can not input or print Chinese on PuTTY

1  Asked on December 20, 2021 by hetaoblog


Ask a Question

Get help from others!

© 2022 All rights reserved. Sites we Love: PCI Database, MenuIva, UKBizDB, Menu Kuliner, Sharing RPP