How do I manually add printers to an off-domain Windows computer?

Printer Installation

  1. Go to the Control Panel and select Devices and Printers.
  2. From the menu bar, select Add a printer.
  3. At the bottom of the window, click on the text The printer that I want isn’t listed.
  4. In the new window, select Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname and click Next.
  5. In the new window make these changes:
    • Device type: TCP/IP Device.
    • Hostname or IP address: print.mtu.edu
    • Port name: enter the queue name of the printer you want to add (example: husky-bw)
    • Uncheck the option for Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use
  6. Click next. It will take some time while the computer attempts to detect the port. Once it times out, a new window will appear.
  7. Select Custom and click Settings...
  8. Under LPR Settings, enter husky-bw for Queue Name and check the option for LPR Byte Counting Enabled.
  9. Click OK, then click Next.
  10. Select the driver for the printer you are adding. Select the manufacturer, then search through the list for individual printers.

    PLEASE NOTE: Currently, for Windows 10 computers, there is no ver. 4 Xerox Global Print Driver. For now, please use the ver. 4 specific drivers. Windows 7 computers will continue to use the Global Driver.
  11. Click Next.
  12. If the driver is already installed, select Use the driver that is currently installed (recommended).
  13. Click Next.
  14. Change Printer name to reflect the queue name you are adding (example: husky-bw).
  15. Click Next.
  16. Important: Check the option for Do not share this printer.
  17. Click Next and then click Finish.

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