Difference between revisions of "Connect To Network Printers - Windows"
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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.
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.
Printer queues names typically start with a three-letter building abbreviation followed by a room number to indicate the printer's location.
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.
- In the Open field type \\walnut (or \\spruce for language schools printers).
- Click OK.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 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.
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.