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How do I obtain and use the IU Printer Finder utility?

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Windows

Note: The IU Printer Finder utility for Windows will work only with Windows 8.x, 7, Vista, XP, and 2000 computers at IUB and IUPUI. If you are running Windows XP Service Pack 2 or earlier, to use the utility, first install the Indiana University Windows Authentication Update available via IUware.

Important: As of April 8, 2014, Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP with security updates. To ensure the highest security standards, the UITS Support Center no longer registers Windows XP devices to the IU network. UITS strongly recommends that you look into the options for replacing or upgrading your Windows XP computers for full compatibility with IU systems. See About end of life for Windows XP.

Getting and installing the utility

  1. To obtain the IU Printer Finder utility, visit IUware. Log in if needed, and then click Download.

  2. To install the utility immediately, click Run. To download the files for installation later, click Save.

If you have saved the files for a later installation, or if the utility doesn't automatically install:

  1. Open My Computer or Computer and double-click Local Disk (C:).

  2. Double-click the IUware Online folder, and then double-click the IU Printer Finder folder.

  3. To install the utility, double-click UITS Printer Finder.

Using the utility (IUB STC and RTC printers)

  1. To launch the utility, double-click its desktop icon. Alternatively, from the Start menu, select All Programs or Programs, then Indiana University, and then IU Printer Finder.

  2. Under "Campus", select Bloomington.

  3. Under "Building:", choose your desired option:

    • All IUB Black and White STC and RTC Printers
    • All IUB Black and White STC and RTC Tabloid (11x17) Printers
    • All IUB STC and RTC $1 Color Printers
    • All IUB STC and RTC $2 HP5550 Color Printers

  4. Click Add Printer. The printer will now be available in the program from which you want to print.

Using the utility (all other printers)

  1. To launch the utility, double-click its desktop icon. Alternatively, from the Start menu, select All Programs or Programs, then Indiana University, and then IU Printer Finder.

  2. Under "Campus", select the desired campus.

  3. Under "Building:", select the desired location.

  4. Under "Available Printers", select the desired printer, and then click Add Printer. The printer will now be available in the program from which you want to print.

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Mac OS X

Note: Your Mac OS X account name must be the same as your Network ID username. For more, see At IUB or IUPUI, using Mac OS X, how do I print from my personal computer to an RTC or STC printer?

Getting and installing the utility

  1. Download the IU Printer Finder.

  2. Log in if needed, and then download.

  3. Locate the .zip file you downloaded. Run the file from there, or move it to your Applications folder.

Using the utility

  1. Select your desired campus, building, and printer from the pull-down menus. Information about the selected printer will display in the "Printer Description:" box.

  2. Once you've found the printer you want to use, click Add Printer. It will be added to your list of available printers in the Print & Scanners, Print & Scan, or Print & Fax System Preference pane.

  3. In most cases, the utility will automatically set the correct driver (PPD); however, if you need to specify the driver manually or otherwise adjust the driver's settings:

    1. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences. Select the Printers & Scanners, Print & Scan, or Print & Fax icon.

    2. Select the printer you added, and then click Options & Supplies... .

    3. Click the Options or Driver tab and set driver-specific options (if any).

The printer will now be available in the program from which you want to print.

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Troubleshooting

If you have trouble printing from your laptop after installing the Printer Finder, see After using the IU Printer Finder, why can't I print from my laptop?

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