Add a Network Printer - Windows

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There are two primary methods of adding / connecting to a Network Printer

Connecting through Software Center

Connecting through Network Share

 

Connecting through Software Center

1) In the bottom left search bar next to the windows button type in "Software Center" and select the software center app icon when it appears.

2) Software center should open after a moment. In the software center window type "printer" in the top right search bar, then hit enter or click the magnifying glass icon:

3) The list of printers that are available to you based on which building you are in should appear. Non-Ray Morgan MFP Printers will appear with the icon indicated in red below, while Ray Morgan MFPs will appear with the icon as indicated in blue. Select the printer that you want to add.

note: If you are trying to print to a printer in a different building than you please submit a ticket to print support so that we can make that printer available to you.

4) Once you select the printer you want to add you will be brought to the following screen. Click the 'Install' button and the printer will begin to install. This process can take around a minute. Once it has finished it may also take up to a minute for the printer to appear in your printer list as it initializes.

To set this new printer as your default please refer to this article: https://support.csuchico.edu/TDClient/1984/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=113297

 

Connecting through Network Share

1) In the bottom left search bar next to the windows button type in "\\printers" or "\\mfp-printers" and press Enter.

 

2) A explorer window will appear with all the available non-MFP (\\printers) or MFP (\\mfp-printers) printers on our network.

 

3) You can search for the printer by typing in it's name in the search bar on the top right. Most of the time the name of the printer is it's department abbreviation followed by descriptor of some kind. 

 

4) Double-click on the printer you would like to select and it should begin adding the printer. Once added, the printer's queue will pop-up to let you know that it has been added correctly. 

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Article ID: 113296
Created
Fri 11/12/21 10:21 AM
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