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Commonly-used '''Print Servers''' are:
 
* '''Walnut'''  -- will eventually replace Bombay.  Queues for printers having different Windows 7 compliant drivers and queues that support 64-bit windows will generally be created on Walnut.
 
* '''Bombay''' --
 
* '''Papercut''' --
 
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'''Printer queues''' names typically start with a three-letter building abbreviation followed by a room number to indicate the printer's location.
 
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=== Connect to Network Printers using Windows 7 ===
 
# Press the Windows key + "R"  to open the Run dialog box.
 
# In the Open field type '''\\walnut'''
 
# Click OK.
 
# Click once to select the desired printer.  [If your printer is not listed, use '''\\bombay''' in step 2.]
 
# Right-click the highlighted printer then select '''Connect''' from the pop-up menu.
 
# Click the Install driver button for each printer you are adding if prompted.
 
  
==== Connect To Network Printers Using Windows XP <br>  ====
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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).
  
#Click [[Image:Start button.PNG]].
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Once you have obtained the printer queue name(s), simply follow the instructions below '''on your College-owned computer''' to connect to desired printers, set a default printer that you use most often, or removed unused printers.
#Select '''Run'''.
 
#In the '''Open '''field type '''\\server-name\queue-name''' where '''server-name''' is the name of the print server ('''bombay''', in most cases, except for these [[Printer Installation and Usage#List_of_Printers_on_the_Papercut_Server|printers on the Papercut server]]) &amp; '''queue-name''' is unique for the printer (typically in the form of three-letter building abbreviation followed by room number; ex. '''\\bombay\LIB213''' (note this is a printer that doesn't exist - it is only an example)).
 
#Click [[Image:OK button.PNG]].&nbsp; The driver for the printer will be added to your computer and the printer will be added to your '''Printer and Faxes''' list of available printers.
 
  
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==== [[Work_with_Network_Printers_-_Windows_10|Work with Network Printers using Windows 10]] ====
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.
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== Commonly Used Print Servers ==
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*'''Walnut''' -- Queues for departmental printers
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*'''Spruce''' -- Queues for Bread Loaf and Language Schools printers
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*'''Papercut''' -- Queues for public printers
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==== Uninstall Printers Using Windows XP<br>  ====
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== Troubleshooting ==
  
#Click [[Image:Start button.PNG]]<br>
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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.
#Select '''Control Panel&nbsp;'''(via '''Settings''', if applicable)
 
#Open '''Printers and Faxes'''
 
#Right-click on the printer and select '''Delete '''from the pop-up menu.
 
#Click [[Image:Yes2 button.PNG]] to confirm the deletion
 
#Close the '''Printers and Faxes''' window
 
  
[[Category:Printers]]
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[[Category:Printers]] [[Category:Helpdesk Documentation]] [[Category:Public Search]] [[Category:Printing]] [[Category:Windows]]
[[Category:Connect to Printer]]
 
[[Category:Helpdesk Documentation]]
 

Latest revision as of 10:17, 9 December 2019

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 instructions below on your College-owned computer to connect to desired printers, set a default printer that you use most often, or removed unused printers.

Work with Network Printers using Windows 10

 

Commonly Used Print Servers

  • Walnut -- Queues for departmental printers
  • Spruce -- Queues for Bread Loaf and Language Schools printers
  • Papercut -- Queues for public printers

 

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.

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