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Windows Specific Printing Print
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Tuesday, 13 September 2005

You must add at least one printer before you can print.

Adding the printer:

Navigate to \\ 


You can search for a printer using the field in the top right of the window.


Then double click on the printer to install it. Once it is finished, the print queue window will pop up.


Your printer should now be in the Devices and Printers list and is ready for use!   

Which Printers To Use

Make sure you know where you're printing! The list of printers is long and includes printers in several buildings. 

Link to the List of Printers. We try to keep this page up-to-date, but it is occasionally incorrect as printers move around.

Who can print

To check your balance, log in to with your MCECS username and password. There will be a "Print Quota" section at the bottom of the page. You can also find a ShortCut located on Start -> Disk & Printer Quota & Setup -> My Disk & Print Quota.

If you are not logged into a Tier 1 or Tier 2 Windows computer, you will need to authenticate to the print server before you can print. This applies to Tier 3 computers and laptops on the VPN. To do this, open a command prompt (Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt) and type the following command:

        net use \\ /user:CECS\username

Substitute your actual username for username. If you disconnect from the network, you will need to run this command again before you print.

Printer charges and Print Quota Information


How to Configure Double-Sided Printing

Note that you may get a different preferences menu for different printers. The instructions below provide a few common examples of the procedure. Be sure to compare what you see with the screen shots below.

For a Single Print Job:
  • Choose Print from the file menu in your application, just like you would normally.
  • From the drop-down menu, select the printer you want to use.
  • Click the Properties button next to the printer name.
  • Click the Layout or Finishing tab (depending on your printer).
  • Uncheck "Print On Both Sides" or choose "None" under that category (depending on your printer).


To Set Single-Sided Printing as Your Default Preference:
  • Click Start -> Printer Setup and Information -> My Printers.
  • Right-click on the printer you want to use from the list that appears.
  • Choose Printing Preferences from the pop-up menu.
  • Click the Layout or Finishing tab (depending on your printer).
  • Uncheck "Print On Both Sides" or choose "None" under that category (depending on your printer).
  • Click Apply and then click OK to leave the Printing Preferences screen.
  • Print jobs to this printer should now be single-sided by default.
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