How to add a shared network printer on Windows 7

Procedure to add a shared network printer on Windows 7 clients.

Find the name of the printer you would like to use. There will usually be a label on the printer that's starts with P. For example: P-HPM553-1. This is the printer name you will need to choose from a list of shared printers.

1. From the Windows 7 Start menu click "Devices and Printers":

Windows 7 Start Menu

2. Click "Add a printer" from the Devices and Printers dialog box:


3. Choose "Add a network, wireless or bluetooth printer" in response to "What type of printer do you want to install?":

Add Printer dialog

4. You will be presented with a list of many printers. These can be sorted by room number by clicking the "Address" column. Select your printer by clicking on it's name it in the list:

Shared printer list 

5. Click Next to install the printer. Click Next again then Finish.

6. If you don't see your printer in the list then click "The printer that I want isn't listed".

Find printers by name

7. Click the box labeled "Select a shared printer by name" and enter \\sma-2\ another list of printers will appear. Select your printer from that list then click Next and Finish.

Keywords:Waisman WCS print printing printer shared network   Doc ID:80711
Owner:Carl K.Group:Waisman Center Knowledge Base
Created:2018-03-08 11:26 CDTUpdated:2018-04-03 14:15 CDT
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