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Setting Up Network Printers (Windows)

This article explains how to set up network printers in Windows.

The SSCC provides network printers accessible to all SSCC members in 4218, 3218 and 2470 Sewell Social Sciences Building. Note that to pick up your print jobs from 4218 or 3218 after hours or from 2470 at any time, you will need door access with your UW ID card.  Contact the SSCC Help Desk to set this up.

If you are not plugged into the wired network in the Sewell Social Science Building, you first need to establish a VPN connection to the SSCC network. Please see: Connecting to the SSCC Network via VPN before connecting to SSCC printers.

Adding a Printer

  1. Click the Start (or Windows logo) button and then type \\print  in the Search programs and files (or just Run) box.

    Connecting to print

  2. This will open a window showing all the printers on print, the SSCC's print server.

    Printer list

  3. Most of these are for particular departments or groups. The printers available to all SSCC members are:
    RoomPrinter Name
     SSCC Printer Network Names
  4. Each room has several physical printers, but when you submit a job to that room's virtual printer it will be printed on the first available physical printer.

    To connect to a printer, simply double-click on it. A window will open showing the printer's current queue. You can close this window and the printer will still be available when you go to print.

    If you are printing JSTOR articles or other large PDF files, please use the 4218 printers. These printers have the least problems with complex PDF files. In addition, they are our fastest printers and this will significantly reduce the amount of time others may have to wait while your job is printing.

    Setting Your Default Printer

    To set your default printer, click Start (or the Windows logo button), and search for Devices and Printers.  

    You'll then get a list of printers that have been set up on your computer.

    The one with the small checkmark on it is your current default printer. To make a different printer the default, right-click on it and select Set as Default Printer.

    Note that if you log in to Winstat from your computer, the Citrix Receiver will make your default printer available from within your Winstat session. Be sure your default printer is the one you want to use before you log in.

Keywords:setup, connect, map, network, printer, printers, windows   Doc ID:96145
Owner:Paul B.Group:Social Science Computing Cooperative
Created:2019-11-22 10:30 CDTUpdated:2021-05-18 07:50 CDT
Sites:Social Science Computing Cooperative
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