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Adding a Printer to OS X 10.5 and Up

The steps below can be used to install any of the IWU networked printers (those on vmprint1, vmprint2, regprint etc.) to a Mac running OS X 10.5 and up. 

  1. Click on the Apple in the upper left corner, and select System Preferences: 
    Apple Menu.png
  2.  In the System Preferences menu click on "Print & Fax":System Prefs.png
  3. Click on the plus in the menu below to begin the process:
    Add Printer.png
  4. The next screen will vary depending on if this process has been completed for another printer before. The top of the screen will need to have the "Advanced" icon added, when finished it should appear as below:Add Printer with Advanced.png
    1. To add this advanced icon, right click on the empty gray space next to the "Windows" icon and click on Customize Tool Bar:
      Customize Toolbar.png
    2. Then Drag the "Advanced" gear icon up to the tool bar as shown below: Add Advanced.png
    3. Click "Done" in the lower right corner of the menu
  5. With the "Advanced" Icon added, click on the icon, and select the type of printer to add which will be "Windows": 
    Set Type.png
  6. Fill out the information as shown below, using the appropriate information for the printer you wish to add from one of the print servers:
    Fill in Printer Info.png
  7. For the "Print Using" you can use Generic PCL for any printer that does not support Post Script, however, this will only allow the computer to print in black and white. If you are adding a color printer, you'll need to install the appropriate driver for the model of printer being installed and then select that here.
  8. Once finished with these steps click "Add" and then select the installed options for the printer and click "Continue":
    Choose Installed Options.png
  9. Double click on the installed printer in the list of printers:
    Added Printer.png
  10. Select "Printer" in the menu bar at the top of the screen and select "Print Test Page":Print Test Page.png
  11. The job will appear in the print queue window that is open, but then it will change its status to "On Hold (Authentication required)" as shown below:
    Job on Hold.png
  12. Click on the "Resume" button at the top of the print queue window: Resume.png
  13. When prompted fill in the users's information and check the "Remember this password.." box:Authentication.png

   14 .The print job should now complete, and the user should not have to enter their password again when printing to this printer, unless they        change their password. 


In OS X Lion (10.7) you only have to set the username and password Per Server (vmprint1, vmprint2 etc) not Per Printer as with OS X 10.5 and 10.6.
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