Adding Printers in Windows

Public printers in the Physics Department are set up via print servers. All the public Sharp printer-copier-scanner devices are on their own print server called PCOUNTER2.physics.ox.ac.uk and all the other printers are set up either via PRINTSERVERX64.physics.ox.ac.uk for 64 bit operating systems (Windows 7 64-bit, Windows XP 64-bit) or PRINTSERVER.physics for 32 bit operating systems (Windows XP 32-bit, Windows 7 32-bit).

Note: Printing is NOT accessible via the eduroam wireless network. To print from a wireless device you will need to connect to Physics_S

Printer names

There is a list of public printers in Physics.

How To Add Printers in Windows 10

  1. From the Windows 10 desktop right-click on the Start button and Select "Run"
  2. Type \\pcounter2.physics.ox.ac.uk and press enter.
  3. If you're prompted for a user click on Use Another Account
  4. Enter your physics username Physics\Username and your Physics password then click ok.
  5. You should now be given a list of printers. Highlight the one you wish to connect to and right-click on it. Then select "Connect..." from the drop down menu.
  6. When prompted about driver installation click "Install Driver".
  7. The printer should now be added to your system

How To Add Printers in Windows XP

  1. Click on Start
  2. Select Run
  3. Type the name of the print server you need:
    1. "\\PCOUNTER2" (if your system is in the PHYSICS domain)
    2. "\\PCOUNTER2.physics.ox.ac.uk" (if your system is not in the PHYSICS domain)
  4. At this point you might be asked for your username and password; if so then enter physics\Username and your password.
  5. You should now be given a list of printers. Highlight the one you wish to connect to and right click on it. Then select "Connect..." from the drop down menu.
  6. The printer should now be added to your system

How To Add Printers in Windows 7

  1. Click the Windows icon
  2. In the search box, type the name of the print server you need.
    1. "\\PCOUNTER2" (if your system is in the PHYSICS domain)
    2. "\\PCOUNTER2.physics.ox.ac.uk" (if your system is not in the PHYSICS domain)
  3. At this point you might be asked for your username and password; if so then enter physics\Username and your password.
  4. You should now be given a list of printers. Highlight the one you wish to connect to and right click on it. Then select "Connect..." from the drop down menu
  5. The printer should now be added to your system

How To Add Printers in Windows 8/8.1

  1. From the Windows 8 start screen type \\pcounter2.physics.ox.ac.uk and press enter.
  2. If you're prompted for a user click on Use Another Account
  3. Enter your physics username Physics\Username and your password then click ok.
  4. You should now be given a list of printers. Highlight the one you wish to connect to and right click on it. Then select "Connect..." from the drop down menu.
  5. When prompted about driver installation click "Install Driver".
  6. The printer should now be added to your system

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