Windows Printing

How to print from Windows machines in the CS Department

Adding printers via the print server is done by browsing to the print server on the network and double-clicking on the printers, which should appear as a list on the upper level view of this machine.

Using the Run command from the Start Menu , you can quickly add printers with the following method:

 

Windows 7:

 

Click on the START menu and click in Search Programs and Files:

 

winprint1

 

Type: \\winprint and hit the Enter key.  A window for \\winprint.cs.unc.edu should open, with a list of all the available printers on the print server.

 

Windows XP:

 

The directions for adding printers under Windows XP are virtually identical to the directions in Windows 7:

 

Click the START menu and choose Run… the dialog box (below) opens:

 

printsvr1

 

Click “OK” or hit enter on your keyboard.  A window for \\winprint.cs.unc.edu should open, with a list of all the available printers on the print server.

 

(This is the same method as browsing through “My Network Places” and double-clicking on the machine named “winprint”)

 

Select printers you want to add:

 

Once you have browsed to the print server as shown above, you will see a list of printers on the server:

 

winprintlist

 

Double-click the printer you wish to add to your computer, or right click on it and select “Connect.”  Note: this provides no feedback that it was “done”.

 

To add multiple printers, select them with your mouse, or hold down the Ctrl or Shift key and click more than one printer icon, and then right click and select “Connect.”

 

The new queue will appear in your Devices and Printers list (Windows 7) or your Printers and Faxes list (XP).

 

Any time the drivers are updated on the print server, the new drivers will be automatically installed on your machine.

 

NOTE:  The Windows default setting with print servers is to show bubble help messages on the lower right portion of your screen when you submit a print job.  To turn off these bubble help messages, click the Start menu, click “Printers and Faxes”, click the File menu, click “Server Properties”, click the Advanced tab, and uncheck the “Show informational notifications” boxes.