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Add Printer for Students

posted Sep 15, 2011, 9:07 AM by Jeremy Tanner
For students to add printer in Windows 7, they must use the "Add Printer" Wizard.
 
Click on the Start Button > Devices and Printers.  (NOTE: The "Add Printer" Wizard is also available by going to Start>Network.  I don't have that on my computer because of how it's set up.)
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Click on "Add Printer".
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Click on "Add a Network...Printer".
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If the printer you want isn't listed, click "The printer that I want isn't listed".
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Choose "Select a shared printer by name" and type in \\<print server>\.  (Replace <print server> with the appropriate server.  In this example, it is "panther1".)
As soon as you type in the last backslash at the end of the name of the server, you will get a dropdown with all available printers on that server.  Click on the printer you want.
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Click Next.  It will bring up a window telling you that the driver is installing.  This may take several seconds.  If it takes too long (over 2 minutes) hit "Cancel" and "Next" again.
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Click Next again.
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Select whether or not you want this printer as a default printer.  If you really feel like printing a test page, I guess you can.  If it was going to fail, it would have done it already.
Click Finish.
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