Installing Printers

Step by Step Instructions Windows XP and Vista (PC)
Step by Step Instructions Windows 7 (PC)
Step by Step Instructions (MAC)

PC Instructions
  These instructions are for XP or Vista

A) Download the script file for the printer you want to install and save it in a place you will remember.
    Public Printers:
        Help Desk Middle School
        Library Front
        Graphics Lab
        MS Math Classroom
        Enrichment Center Printer
        Math Office

    Faculty/Staff only printers:
         Faculty Room Printer
         Performing Arts Office Printer
         S5 Printer
         Science Office Printer
B) Open the downloaded file and it will install the printer.

C) On Vista reboot your laptop.

Mac Instructions
 These instructions are for MacOS 10.5.x.

A) Find the IP Address and model of the printer you want to add. Use the list below or go to the printer and record the IP Address and model.
         Public Printers
         Faculty only printers
  1. Under the Apple menu, open System Preferences and click Print & Fax.
    Result: The Print & Fax window opens.
    Note: If the padlock in the lower-left corner is closed, click it and enter the Macintosh administrator name and password.

  2. To add a printer, click the + (plus) sign.
    Result: The setup window opens.

  3. In the setup window, if not already selected, click the IP button in the bar at the top.
  4. In the Protocol field, if not selected by default, select Line Printer Daemon - LPD from the drop-down menu.
  5. In the Address field, type the IP Address of the printer from the Print Server Information (see above).
    Result: If the printer is found, the setup will state "Valid and complete address.".
  6. (Optional)From the Print Using drop-down menu, select Select a driver to use.
    Result: A search box and scroll list should appear.
  7. (Optional) In the search box, enter the make or model number of the target printer (you may need to look at the printer itself or print a test page from it).
  8. (Optional) Select the printer model from the result list.
    Result: The completed setup window will look similar to the following.

  9. Click Add.
  10. After clicking Add in step #9, a window of Installable Options for the specified printer may be displayed. Check these as appropriate for the printer, especially if it will print Duplex, then click Continue.

    printer options

    Result: The printer, under it's Spool host name, will be added to the Printer List in the Print & Fax window.

  11. You may add other printers by clicking the + (plus) sign in the Print & Fax window, or quit System Preferences.