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Printing for Windows

Samba printing allows Windows users to print to most network printers across campus. Samba print queues have been set up for most department network printers; if your printer is not listed, contact the ITSS Help Desk (x8847).

Off-campus users

You must be on the UMD network to connect to Samba print queues. If you are off-campus, you will need to connect to our VPN service before adding or using a Samba print queue.

Windows 7 / Win XP

  1. Select START - Run. Type in \\samba\ and click OK.
    Run samba
  2. After a few seconds, you should see a listing of folders and printers that starts with ".Aufs0". Scroll down to the printer you wish to use (for example: adpc). If you don't see your printer listed, contact the ITSS Help Desk and request a Samba printer queue.
    Samba printers
  3. Double-click on a printer icon (for example: adpc) to install that printer on your desktop. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the correct printer driver for your printer (for example: HP LaserJet 4).
    Map MyFiles
  4. Under Printers and Faxes, you should see an icon for the printer.
    MyPrinter icon

Rev: 02.07.14 sab