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 via PRINTSERVERX64.physics.ox.ac.uk for 64 bit operating systems.

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

Help!:I've received an error "your organization's security policies block unauthenticated guest access"
Solution Click on Start > type Credential > Click Manage Windows Credentials > Select "Add a windows Credential" and enter the following details

Internet or network address: Pcounter2.physics.ox.ac.uk
Username: Physics\YourUserName
Password: Your Physics Password

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