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Connecting to a Network Printer

Windows

Printing via Windows is fairly straightforward. There are currently two print servers,

  • print.coe.drexel.edu (new)
  • printserve.coe.drexel.edu (old)

print.coe.drexel.edu is a server on the Drexel.edu domain, so COE domain credentials will not work. printserve.coe.drexel.edu is slated to be retired at the end of 2019.

  1. On the start menu, type \\print.coe.drexel.edu and press enter
  2. You should see a list of printers. Find the printer you're looking for, right click, and choose Connect. This will install the printer drivers from the server and create the printer object on your computer.
    • If you're prompted to give consent to install the print drivers, please allow the installation to continue by clicking in the affirmative.
  3. The printer should now be ready to use.
    • If you've connected to a copier that uses department IDs to track printing, you can store those so you don't have to type them in every time.

macOS

Connections to most departmental printers are now being pushed out using Drexel's JAMF Mac administration tool. For manual connections, IPPS (IPP over HTTPS) can be used.

All of the printers on the print.coe.drexel.edu may be printed to via IPPS protocol over HTTPS. You can log into https://print.coe.drexel.edu/ using your Drexel credentials (this server is only available from Drexel networks.

Click on the printer you're trying to connect to, and then choose Properties under View on the left hand sidebar. The URL needed to print to the printer is listed next to Network Name. You may have to replace spaces with %20.

Linux

Storing Copier Department ID and Access Codes