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If you need to use a networked departmental printer, check with your co-workers or your coordinator for the network name of the printer, then follow these steps '''on your College-owned computer'''.
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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).
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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.
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==== [[Work_with_Network_Printers_-_Windows_10|Work with Network Printers using Windows 10]] ====
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== Commonly Used Print Servers ==
 
== Commonly Used Print Servers ==
* '''Walnut'''  -- Has replaced Bombay.  Queues for printers having different Windows 7 compliant drivers and queues that support 64-bit windows will generally be created on Walnut.
 
* '''Spruce''' -- Queues for Language Schools printers
 
* '''Papercut''' -- Queues for public printers
 
* '''Bombay''' -- Obsolete printing server.
 
 
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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 ==
 
[If you know the printer name you can type in '''\\walnut\printername''' (e.g.\\walnut\lib242) in step 2 and skip steps 4 and 5]
 
  
# Press the Windows key + "R"  to open the Run dialog box.
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*'''Walnut''' -- Queues for departmental printers
# In the '''Open''' field type '''\\walnut''' (or '''\\spruce''' for language schools printers).
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*'''Spruce''' -- Queues for Bread Loaf and Language Schools printers  
# Click OK.
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*'''Papercut''' -- Queues for public printers
# Click once to select the desired printer. (Note: Walnut has all the printers. However, in the highly unlikely case of a printer not being on Walnut, please first contact the library helpdesk at helpdesk@middlebury.edu or x2200 and inform us about this so that we fix it. After that, try checking if the printer is on Bombay by going to "\\bombay" instead of "\\walnut")
 
# 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.
 
  
=== Set Your Default Printer using Windows 7 ===
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If you have added more than one printer you should verify (and reset if necessary) the correct printer as the default printer you use most often.
 
# Click [[Image:Windows Orb.png]] then select '''Devices and Printers'''.
 
# In the '''Printers and Faxes''' section right-click on the desired printer then select '''Set as default printer''' from the pop-up menu.
 
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== Troubleshooting ==
  
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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.
 
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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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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