Adding network printers to an on-domain Windows computer

If you are using a Windows desktop in your office, it is typically on-domain (computername.ad). You can add printers from the list of available network printers.

If you don't know the name of the printer you want to add

Follow the instructions below if you aren't sure of the printer name. If you know the printer name, skip to the next section.

  1. Find the full computer name. It is considered on-domain if the full computer name is similar to computername.ad.mtu.edu.
  2. Click the Magnifying glass icon left the bottom of screen and type: \\print.mtu.edu.
    Look up icon on bottom navigation panelType here for search
  3. Press Enter. You should now see a File Explorer window open.
    Scroll through the selected printers and find the one you wish to add.
    List of available printers
  4. Double click on the printer icon you'd like to add. This will start the driver installation process. When the installation windows disappear, you will see the queue window.
  5. Repeat for any additional printers.

If you know the name of the printer you want to add

If you are already sure of the printer queue name you wish to add, doing the following will save you time:

  1. Find the full computer name. It is considered on-domain if the full computer name is similar to computername.ad.mtu.edu.
  2. Press the Windows key. Type the following: \\print.mtu.edu\husky-bw. (Here husky-bw is an example. Change this to whatever printer queue name you require.)
  3. Press Enter. This will start the driver installation process.
  4. When the installation windows disappear, you will see the queue window.
    printer queue window
  5. Repeat for additional printers.
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