Mapping CAE Printers

Instructions on how to map a CAE printer. This method is useful when needing to print to a CAE lab printer from a CoE non-lab computer.

Please Note: Printing will not work outside the College of Engineering wired network. You will not be able to print to these printers from your laptop over a wireless connection unless you use the CoE VPN. The Software VPN will not work for this purpose. If you need to print from a laptop, please see Mobility Print.

If you are trying to print from a tablet or smart phone, you may want to give CAE's Web Print a shot.  Information on it can be found here:


  1. Open Run. This may be done by searching "Run" from the Windows search bar.

  2. Enter \\ into the Open: field of the Run prompt and select OK.

  3. When logging in use your CAE username prefaced by ENGR\ (ex: ENGR\username ). Enter your CAE password and select OK. Note: You will need to check the box next to "Remember my credentials" for this to work after reboot (otherwise you will have to through steps 1-3 every time you want to print).  If this is on a shared computer or one that you do not have strong passwords on, it is not recommended

  4. When presented with the list of CAE printers, right-click on the printer you desire and select Connect. It may take a few moments or a few minutes to install print drivers.


  1. Select System Preferences from the dock.

  2. Select Printers & Scanners.

  3. If necessary, Click the lock to make changes located in the lower left corner.

  4. Select the + icon located below the Printers list.

  5. In the Add Printer window, select the Advanced tab. If you do not have an Advanced tab, then right click on the gray area next to the other tabs and select Customize Tooblbar. Then from the sub-menu, drag the Advanced tab to the Add Printer window toolbar to join the other tabs or right click on the Advanced icon to add it.

  1. Set the Type: to Windows printer via spoolss.

  2. Set the URL: to smb://[printer name]. Following are the printer names and location of those printers:
    cae-116-duplex Laser Printer in CAE 116
    cae-116-color  Color Laser Printer in CAE 116 
    cae-116-plotter Plotter Printer in CAE 116 
    ecb-m1053-duplex Laser Printer in M1053 Engineering Centers Building
    engr-1249-duplex Laser Printer in 1249 Engineering Hall 
    engr-2261-duplex Laser Printer in 2261 Engineering Hall 
    engr-2324-duplex Laser Printer in 2234 Engineering Hall
    engr-b103c-laser  Laser Printer in B103c Engineering Hall 
    engr-b555-laser  Laser Printer in B555 Engineering Hall 
    engr-3654-duplex  Laser Printer in 3654 Engineering Hall 
    me-1262-duplex Laser Printer in 1262 Mechanical Engineering Building 
    me-1262-plotter  Plotter Printer in Mechanical Engineering Building 
    me-2109-duplex  Laser Printer in 2109 Mechanical Engineering Building 
  3. Enter an appropriate Name: 

  4. In the Use: field, choose Generic PostScript Printer.

  5. Select Add. Use the following screenshot as an example and to verify the steps:

  6. The first time you print to this printer, you will be asked to specify your Name: and Password:. Use your CAE username prefaced by ENGR\ (ex: ENGR\username ). Enter your CAE password and select OK.
Please keep in mind that in order to release the job, you must use one of the print kiosks (if they are available by those printers) or through the PaperCut website under "Jobs Pending Release" after you log in using this link: 

Keywordssquid, print, printer, plotter, mapping, cae, cae-print, laptop, wireless, caeprint, engr, engr-print, add printer   Doc ID14418
OwnerNoel K.GroupCAE
Created2010-06-08 19:00:00Updated2023-09-27 08:45:24
SitesComputer-Aided Engineering
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