Active Directory Printing

Print queues have been set up in Active Directory for many network printers on campus. Below are details on how to add an AD printer to workstations that are also on AD.

If your printer is on the network but is not in the printer list, please contact the ITSS HelpDesk (x8847, [email protected]) and provide the following information:

  • Printer network name (for example: kplz191-lw)
  • Make and model of printer (for example: HP 4500N)

There are several ways to add a printer. If the first method doesn't work, try the second.

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Add a Printer via File Explorer

For a computer that has been added to Active Directory:

  1. If you are off campus, sign into UMD's VPN service.
  2. Open a File Explorer window.
    File explorer screenshot
  3. In the location bar, type "\\umd-print2\" and hit enter.
    location bar screenshot
  4. All available printers should appear below. Find the one you want, and double click it.
  5. The drivers will automatically install, and the printer is added to your computer.

Add a Printer by searching the Directory

  1.  If you are off campus, sign into UMD's VPN service.
  2. Click the Start button, then choose Settings.
  3. Click Devices.
  4. Scroll to the very bottom, and under "Related settings" click Devices and printers.
    screenshot of link
  5. In the Devices and Printers window, click Add a printer.
    devices and printers screenshot
  6. Click "The printer that I want isn't listed"
    add printer window screenshot
  7. Choose "Find a printer in the directory..." then click Next.
  8. In the "Find Printers" window, optionally, in the "Name:" box, type the printer name, or just the beginning of the printer name, then click Find Now.
  9. Find the printer you want to add in the Search results below.
  10. Click to highlight that printer, and then click OK.
    printer search window
  11. The drivers will automatically install, and the printer is added to your computer.
  12. Click Next, then Finish to close the setup wizard.