Use a Command Template to add a Printer on Windows Devices

When you run a Windows command in JumpCloud, the command runs as a privileged user. You can use our Windows - Run As Signed In User Template command to “impersonate” the user on a Windows device to add a printer.


  • Make sure that the users you intend to use the printer are bound to the print server in JumpCloud. See Bind Users to Devices.
  • When you use this template, you will not get a command output. Instead, you get a PID (process identifier) of the process that ran.

To add a printer:

  1. Log in to the JumpCloud Admin Portal:
  2. Go to DEVICE MANAGEMENT > Commands.
  3. Click ( + ), then choose Command from Template.
  4. Search for the Windows – Run As Signed In User Template.
  1. Click configure.
  2. In the Command section, replace the #Powershell Command Goes Here. text with the following, updated to reflect your printer information:

Add-Printer -ConnectionName \\printServer\printerName

For example, if your print server IP address is and your printer's name is Lexmark, the command would be:

Add-Printer -ConnectionName \\\Lexmark

  1. (Optional) Update the Name of the command to something more recognizable to you.
  2. Click save.
  3. Proceed to run the command on the print server to add the printer to the server. 
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