Windows Printing in the AD.CALTECH.EDU Domain

Please note: The following instructions for attaching to network printers is based on a computer that is joined to IMSS's "ITS" Active Directory.

  1. Select the "Start Menu" and then select "Printer and Faxes".

  2. If the "Printer and Faxes" setting is not available, you can also select "Control Panel" from the "Start Menu" menu...


    ...then select "Printer and Other Hardware"...

    ...and then select "Printer and Faxes".

  3. When the "Printer and Faxes" window finally available, click the "Add a printer" link under the "Printer Tasks" section.

  4. The "Add Printer Wizard" will begin. On the "Welcome to the Add Printer Wizard" dialog box, click the "Next" button.

  5. The "Local or Network Printer" dialog box will appear.

  6. On the "Local or Network Printer" dialog box, select the "A network printer, or a printer attached to another computer" option, and then click the "Next" button.

  7. The "Specify a Printer" dialog box will appear. If not already selected, choose the "Find a printer in the directory" option, and click the "Next" button.

  8. The "Find Printers" dialog box will appear.

  9. The best way to start finding a printer, is by its location. To locate a printer start searching for it by typing in a building name in the "Location:" field (e.g. Steele), and then click the "Find Now" button.

  10. A list of printers will appear in the list box at the bottom of the dialog box. To select your printer, highlight the appropriate one and click the "OK" button.

  11. The "Find Printers" dialog box will disappear and refocus back on the "Add Printer Wizard" and the "Default Printer" dialog box. You will prompted about making the printer you just chose as the default printer. Select the "Yes" option, and then click the "Next" button.

  12. The "Add Printer Wizard" will end. On the "Completing the Add Printer Wizard" dialog box, click the "Finish" button.

  13. The printer you chose in the prior steps should now be visible in the "Printers and Faxes" window, and will is now ready to submit print jobs to.