Physics

Accessing Printers

Instructions for a Windows System.

 

There are several ways to set up a printer initially in Windows but the following may be one of the most straightforward.

(1) Click on Start

(2) Click on Run

(3) Type in:  \\PCOUNTER2.physics.ox.ac.uk\  (for the Sharp printers) (from 32- and 64- bit desktop systems.) 

             ( or \\PRINTSERVER.physics.ox.ac.uk\   for other printers. )

             ( or \\PRINTSERVERX64.physics.ox.ac.uk\ for other printers if your desktop is a 64-bit system. )
              

If you are not logged in to the Physics network domain or your system is not a member of the Physics domain you will be asked for your Physics network system authentication details ( e.g.  Username:  physics\username  Password: yourpassword )

You will then see a list of printers available via the printserver server.

(4) Double-click on each of the printers you want to be able to access.

You may now use the printer(s).

If your system is a member of the Physics network domain and you are logged in with your Physics network account that is all you have to do.

 

If your system is not a member of the Physics Windows domain you will have to perform steps (1)-(3) after every system restart.

If you do not login with your Physics network account you will have to perform steps (1)-(3) every time you login.

 

PPNT183 is an alternative print server if there are problems with PRINTSERVER.