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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).
 
  
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.
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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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== Connect to Network Printers using Windows 7 ==
 
# Press the Windows key + "R"  to open the '''Run''' dialog box.
 
# 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.
 
# Double-click a desired printer to install it.
 
#* Click the '''Install driver''' button if prompted.
 
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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.
 
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== 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:
 
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# Click [[Image:Windows Orb.png]] then select '''Devices and Printers''' in the right-hand portion of the menu.
 
# 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.
 
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== Remove a Network Printer using Windows 7 ==
 
  
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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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# 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 on the printer you wish to remove, then select '''Remove device''' from the pop-up menu.
 
# Click the '''Yes''' button to confirm the printer's removal.
 
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Repeat the above steps for each printer you would like to remove.
 
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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.
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* '''Spruce''' -- Queues for Language Schools printers
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*'''Walnut''' -- Queues for departmental printers  
* '''Papercut''' -- Queues for public printers
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*'''Spruce''' -- Queues for Bread Loaf and Language Schools printers  
* '''''Bombay''''' -- <span style="color:red">Obsolete </span>printing server.
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*'''Papercut''' -- Queues for public printers  
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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 09:17, 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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