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Install a Network Printer

There are several different methods to install a network printer. This guide will go over two of the most common methods.


Method 1 - Install off a Server Share

Each building has its own Print Server which hosts printers for that building. 
The Servers are:
Click on the start menu and type in the address of the server for your building
Find the name of the Printer you wish to install.
Double click on the printer you wish to install or right click and hit connect. 
Your Printer is now installed! 
This method will only install the printer for the current user account you are logged in as. If someone else logs into that system, they will have to follow the same steps to install the printer. 


Method 2 - Connect directly to the Printers IP Address:

This methods requires that you know the printers IP address and your computer, or yourself, has the drivers for the printer.
Click the Start button, type print in the Search programs and files box and click Add a printer
Choose Add a local printer
Click the bullet which says Create a new port and use the drop down menu to choose Standard TCP/IP Port
  • Click Next
  • In the Hostname or IP Address field enter the IP Address for the printer you are adding
  • Click Next
  • The system will attempt to automatically locate the driver for the printer or download it from the Internet. If it is not able to do so, you will manually have to input the driver.  
  • Choose the driver that corresponds to your printer model (or click the Have Disk button to search for downloaded drivers) Printer Drivers can be found on their manufactures website if they are not already included in the list. 
  • Click Next
  • Click the bullet beside Use the driver that is currently installed (recommended)
    • Click Next

    • Take note of the name given to the printer

    • Click Next

    • Make sure the bullet is selected beside Do not share this printer

    • Click Next

    • Click to put a check mark beside of Set as the default printer (if you do wish to make it your default printer)

    • Click the Print a test page button (if you wish to do so)
    • Click Finish. Your printer should now be set up and ready to use.