Adding Printers to an Off-domain Windows Computer

Printer Installation

You can install this list of departmental printers to your off-domain system. Note: Ensure that you have previously run the script to install the latest PaperCut client

  1. Go to the Control Panel and select Devices and Printers.
  2. From the menu bar, select Add a printer.
    add a printer in the device and printers window
  3. At the bottom of the window, click on the text The printer that I want isn’t listed.
    click on printer wasn't listed
  4. In the new window, select Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname and click Next. You can install this list of departmental printers to your off-domain system.
    add printer using tcp/IP address or hostname
  5. In the new window make these changes:
    • Device type: TCP/IP Device.
    • Hostname or IP address: print.mtu.edu
    • Port name: enter the queue name of the printer you want to add (example: husky-bw)
    • Uncheck the option for Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use
    add printer window options
  6. Click next. It will take some time while the computer attempts to detect the port. Once it times out, a new window will appear.
  7. Select Custom and click Settings...
    click custom settings
  8. Under LPR Settings, enter Queue Name (e.g., husky-bw) and check the option for LPR Byte Counting Enabled.
    queue and LPR settings
  9. Click OK, then click Next.
  10. Select the driver for the printer you are adding. Select the manufacturer, then search through the list for individual printers. Click Next.
    select printer driver
    PLEASE NOTE: Currently, for Windows 10 computers, there is no ver. 4 Xerox Global Print Driver. For now, please use the ver. 4 specific drivers. Windows 7 computers will continue to use the Global Driver.
  11. If the driver is already installed, select Use the driver that is currently installed (recommended) and click Next
  12. Note: Go to Xerox website to download and install driver.
  13. use driver that is currently installed
  14. Change Printer name to reflect the queue name you are adding (example: husky-bw) and click Next.
    add printer name
  15. Important: Check the option for Do not share this printer.
    do not share this printer option
  16. Click Next and then click Finish.
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