Printing from Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) and Leopard (10.5)
To add a new printer:
- Open System Preferences, and click Print &
Fax under the "Hardware" listing. (See
- Click the plus sign (+) under the printer list to create
a new printer. (See
- In the Add Printer window, right-click the toolbar and
select Customize Toolbar.... (See
- Drag Advanced from the available options
to the Add Printer toolbar, then click Done.
The system will search for a minute, then present options.
- In the Type field, type Windows; in
the Device field, type Another
- In the URL field, users with 32-bit Leopard/Snow
Leopard should enter
smb://pmanager.win.rpi.edu/ and the
printer name; users with the 64-bit version of
Leopard/Snow Leopard should enter
smb://pmanager64a.win.rpi.edu/ and the
printer name. (Please refer to the
list of public printers for specific printer names.)
In the Name field, enter the name of the desired printer;
in the Location field, type in the printer's physical
- Click Add.
- A window will pop up asking if the printer has a
Figure 6.) Most printers do not offer this option, but
consult the Help Desk page referenced above to decide whether
or not you want to check this option.
- Click Continue. You should now see that
the printer has been added to the list of available printers.
Select the new printer, and then click Open Print
- At the top of the screen, click on
Printer and then Print Test
Figure 8.) You may print any page you wish, but you need
to print at least one thing.
- A printing status window will appear, and after a minute
the status will change to
Figure 9.) This is good.
- After about a minute, another screen will appear stating
that the item is "On Hold (Authentication Required)." (See
Figure 10.) Click the Resume icon at the
top of the window.
- When the authentication window appears, select the
Registered User option; in the Name field,
enter win\username where
username is your Rensselaer RCS userID. Finally,
enter your RCS password in the Password field. We also
suggest placing a checkmark next to the "Remember this
password in my keychain" option so that you don't have to
enter a password every time; if you don't select this option,
you will have to go through this authentication procedure
every time you wish to print something. (See
- The test item will print after a minute, and your new
printer is now set up.