If you are using a Centrally Maintained OS X system please install the printers from the Self Service application. If you are using a system not maintained by Central IT please use the following instructions
Connecting to the Physics Print Server in OS X 10.5 or later
- Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu.
- Choose Print & Fax from the View menu.
- Click the + button to add a printer.
- Press the Control key while clicking the "Default" icon (or any other icon on the toolbar), then choose Customize Toolbar from the contextual menu that appears.
- Drag the Advanced (gear) icon to the toolbar.
- Click Done.
- Click the Advanced icon that was added to the toolbar.
- Choose Windows from the Type pop-up menu.
- In the URL field, type the printer's address in the following format:
- In the Name field, type the name you would like to use for this printer in Mac OS X.
- Select the model of the printer or use 'Generic Postscript Driver' if you haven't installed the printer driver from the "Print Using" pop-up menu.
- Click Add.
- When prompted you will need to specify the domain name in your authentication details (e.g. Username: physics\username)
Additional configuration for OS X 10.7 Lion
Apple have switched on Kerberos authentication by default in CUPS in OS X 10.7 Lion which means that some additional setup is required to be able to print to the Central Physics Printers.
- Open Terminal from /Applications/Utilities/Terminal and type the following:
sudo cupsctl DefaultAuthType=Basic
- Then reboot your system.
- When you print you will be asked to enter authenitcation please enter only your username in the username field.
For more information please the following Apple article: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3049