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Install a network printer on Windows 7


  • your ZEDAT login and password (if not on a computer in the IMP domain)
  • the name of the printer you want to connect to
  • the following instructions will only work from a computer in either the physics department network or from WLAN (eduroam)

1) Open a windows explorer and type \\ into the location field:

1b) If you are not on an IMP computer, you will most likely be asked for your ZEDAT account and password at this point. Make sure you type FU-BERLIN\ in front of your ZEDAT account name:

2) In the list of printers locate your printer and double-click it (or choose Open from the context menu):

3) You should see a progress bar informing you about driver installation:

4) When the printer status window appears choose Printer → Properties (Drucker → Einstellungen):

5) On the Properties page you find a Print Test Page button. Click it.

6) Now you should see the following information window and a Windows test page should be printed by your printer:

Remove unused printers

Once you installed a new network printer, be sure to remove old and no longer used printers from your computer:

1) Select Devices and Printers from the Start menu:

2) Select the printer you want to remove and choose Remove device from the context menu:

3) Approve removal of the printer:

4) If needed, choose the right printer as default printer by selecting Set as default printer from the context menu:

print/win7.txt · Last modified: 2011/10/05 12:49 by dreger

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