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Install a network printer on Windows XP


  • 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:

2) 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:

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

4) You will be asked if you want to automatically install a printer driver from the print server. Choose Yes:

5) Once the printer is sucessfully installed, a small status windows opens. Select Printer → Properties:

6) In the General Tab of the Properties dialog you find a Print Test Page button. Click it:

7) 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 Printers and Faxes from the Start menu:

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

3) Answer the following quesion with Yes:

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

print/xp.txt · Last modified: 2011/05/31 21:39 by dreger

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