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== Commonly Used Print Servers ==
 
== Commonly Used Print Servers ==
 
* '''Walnut'''  -- Queues for departmental printers (replaces Bombay)
 
* '''Walnut'''  -- Queues for departmental printers (replaces Bombay)
* '''Spruce''' -- Queues for Language Schools printers
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* '''Spruce''' -- Queues for Bread Loaf and Language Schools printers
 
* '''Papercut''' -- Queues for public printers
 
* '''Papercut''' -- Queues for public printers
 
* '''''Bombay''''' -- <span style="color:red">Obsolete </span>printing server.
 
* '''''Bombay''''' -- <span style="color:red">Obsolete </span>printing server.
 
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== Troubleshooting ==
 
== Troubleshooting ==
 
The above steps will not work properly if the computer is a) not bound to the middlebury.edu domain (only should apply to college-owned computers) or b) is not logged in with a network account with printing privileges.
 
The above steps will not work properly if the computer is a) not bound to the middlebury.edu domain (only should apply to college-owned computers) or b) is not logged in with a network account with printing privileges.

Revision as of 13:45, 13 May 2015

To use a networked departmental printer you need to obtain its exact network print queue name. Look for a sticker on the printer showing this information. Co-workers and department coordinators may also be able to provide you with the needed name(s).

Once you have obtained the printer queue name(s), simply follow the steps below on your College-owned computer to connect to desired printers, then set a default printer that you use most often.

Connect to Network Printers using Windows 7

  1. Press the Windows key + "R" to open the Run dialog box.
  2. In the Open field type \\walnut (or \\spruce for language schools printers), then click OK to view the full list of printers.
    • TIP: Save time using the exact printer name. Just type in \\walnut\printername (e.g.\\walnut\lib242), then click OK -- and you're done!
    • If you are unsure of the printer name you can use the search field at top right.
  3. Double-click a desired printer to install it.
    • Click the Install driver button if prompted.


Repeat the above steps for each printer you would like to add, then following directions below to set your default printer -- the one you will use most often.

Set Your Default Printer using Windows 7

Follow these steps to be sure the printer you use most often is selected as your default printer:

  1. Click Windows Orb.png then select Devices and Printers in the right-hand portion of the menu.
  2. In the Printers and Faxes section, the green check mark indicates the current default printer. To make a change, right-click the desired printer then select Set as default printer from the pop-up menu.


Remove a Network Printer using Windows 7

You can easily remove printers you no longer use, as well as ones that refer to the obsolete Bombay printing server. Here's how:

  1. Click Windows Orb.png then select Devices and Printers in the right-hand portion of the menu.
  2. In the Printers and Faxes section, right-click on the printer you wish to remove, then select Remove device from the pop-up menu.
    • Printers that contain Bombay in their description should be removed.
  3. Click the Yes button to confirm the printer's removal.


Repeat the above steps for each printer you would like to remove.

Commonly Used Print Servers

  • Walnut -- Queues for departmental printers (replaces Bombay)
  • Spruce -- Queues for Bread Loaf and Language Schools printers
  • Papercut -- Queues for public printers
  • Bombay -- Obsolete printing server.


Troubleshooting

The above steps will not work properly if the computer is a) not bound to the middlebury.edu domain (only should apply to college-owned computers) or b) is not logged in with a network account with printing privileges.