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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.)
 
  
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 will use most often.
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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 typically be created on Walnut.
 
* '''Spruce''' -- Queues for Language Schools printers
 
* '''Papercut''' -- Queues for public printers
 
* '''''Bombay''''' -- <span style="color:red">Obsolete </span>printing server.
 
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== Connect to Network Printers using Windows 7 ==
 
'''TIP:'''  If you know the exact 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), then click OK.
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*'''Spruce''' -- Queues for Bread Loaf and Language Schools printers
# Right-click the desired printer then select '''Connect''' from the pop-up menu.
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*'''Papercut''' -- Queues for public printers
#* Click the '''Install driver''' button for each printer you are adding, if prompted.
 
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== Set Your Default Printer using Windows 7 ==
 
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 right-hand portion of the menu.
 
# In the '''Printers and Faxes''' section, right-click the desired printer then select '''Set as default printer''' from the pop-up menu.
 
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== Remove a Network Printer using Windows 7 ==
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== Troubleshooting ==
 
== 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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