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Install a Windows Department Printer in Windows 8

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  1. Hold down the windows key and the R key on the keyboard. Type into the field. Press Enter.
  2. If you are asked to authenticate, enter your Brown shortID preceded by "ad\", and the corresponding password (username example: ad\jcarberr)
  3. You should now see a list of printers on the server:
  4. Right click on the printer you would like to add and select "connect"
  5. The Windows Printer Installation dialog will appear (there may be a delay -- be patient). You should then see a window similar to this:
  6. Wait while Windows attempts to connect to the server and the printer.
  7. Open your control panel (keyboard shortcut: Win + X > Control Panel) and click on Devices and Printers. Your printer should be there. If desired, right-click on the new printer and select "Set as Default."
  8. If you want to print a test page, right-click on the printer again and select "printer properties." Under the general tab, click on the button "Print Test Page."
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