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Installing Network Printers

Note: Users are highly recommended to use Web Print as it can be technically challenging for some to install network printer. 

Windows 7
  1. Open My Computer Window

  2. Type the following address in the address bar:\\papercut\
  3. The system will prompt you for Username and Password
  4. Enter "regent" followed Regent College wifi password

  5. Choose either printers and double click on either of them to install the driver locally on your system

  6. Click Printer and Devices on Start Menu to check if the printer has been installed or not

  7. If you see the printers installed and ready to use, you may now start printing.


Set up the printers that the user requires access to:

  1. Open the Printer Setup Utility from Applications -> Utilities.

  2. Click the Add/+ button to add a new printer.

    Add a printer

    Figure 26.7. Add a printer

  3. Control-Click on the Toolbar and select Customize Toolbar.... Drag the Advanced icon onto the bar. Click the newly addedAdvanced button.

    Option-Click More Printers... (Important: Hold the Option key down) and select Advanced from the top drop-down list.

    Option-click for advanced printer addition types

    Figure 26.8. Option-click for advanced printer addition types

  4. Select the Windows device type (called Windows Printing via Samba on 10.4).

  5. In Name field, enter a friendly and informative printer name.

  6. Enter a Device URL in the form:

    replace "wifipassword" with "Regent College" wifi password.


    If you are running Mac OS 10.7, you may need to include the port in the DeviceURL:smb://username:password@papercut:139/printer_name If you need to specify the domain, you may need to format the DeviceURL like: smb://domain;username:password@papercut:139/printer_name

    Where username and password are the user's domain account login details. server_name is the name of the server hosting the printer, andprinter_name is the printer's share name. On recent fully patched versions of 10.6 and 10.5 the username:password@ component can be skipped as the OS will instead prompt for the username and password on first print. Note that OS X can struggle with printer share names containing spaces. If there are problems try a share name without spaces.

    Windows printer via Samba

    Figure 26.9. Windows printer via Samba

  7. Select the Print Model to install and configure drivers.

  8. Click the Add button.

  9. Test print and ensure jobs are logged in PaperCut NG under the user's network identity.

To install the Mac client from the server's share:
  1. Start and Log into the Mac computer. Ensure it's connected to the network.

  2. Open the Finder.

  3. From the Go menu, select Connect to Server....

    Connecting to a Windows server

    Figure 5.13. Connecting to a Windows server

  4. Enter the pcclient share's connection details like: smb://papercut/pcclient

    The PCClient share's connection string

    Figure 5.14. The PCClient share's connection string

  5. Enter as a Registered User using RWL user ID and password information when requested. 

  6. Double-click the client-local-install file. This will execute a small AppleScript program that will commence the install/copy process.

  7. Test the application by double-click on the PCClient application icon in the system's local Applications folder.

If the user needs the client for printing - for example to use the shared account popup - it's advisable to configure the application to automatically open upon start-up:

  1. Open System Preference... from the Apple menu.

  2. Select Accounts.

  3. Select your login account.

  4. Click the Login Items tab.

  5. Click the + button and browse and locate the PCClient application.

    Add PCClient as a Login Item

    Figure 5.15. Add PCClient as a Login Item

  6. Test by restarting the computer. The client should start automatically after the reboot and login procedure is complete.