Adding an IPP Printer to Windows 7

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KB0012083: Adding an IPP Printer to Windows 7

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These steps will allow you to add and print to an IPP printer queue from Windows 7

Beginning the Add Printer Wizard

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Open the Add Printer Wizard by going to the Printers panel in the Control Panel and clicking the "Add a printer" button.

Adding a Network Printer

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Click "Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer".

Skipping the Search

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Click the "The printer that I wannt isn’t listed" button.

Configure the Printer Address

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Click on "Select a shared printer by name" and set the address to "http://print.ccs.neu.edu:631/printers/printer". Replace "printer" with the printer that you want to print to, in this case we replaced it with okeefe. Click Next.

Selecting the Printer Driver

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The Wizard will prompt you to select a driver for your printer. In most cases we will be using a HP printer, so select the "HP LaserJet Family Driver PCL5" from the available drivers.

Setting the Printer as Default

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Click the "Set as the default printer" box if you want to set it as your default. Click Next.

Finishing the Wizard

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If all went well, you should see this window. Printing a test page is option, clicking Finish to complete the wizard.

Configuring Duplex Options

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Bring up the properties for the printer that you just added by right-clicking it in the Printers Control Panel.

Install the Duplex Unit

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In the properties window, click on the "Device Settings" tab. Click on the combo box next to "Duplex Unit" and click on Installed. Click OK to apply the changes.

Enabling Duplex via Printer Preferences

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While working on a document, open up File > Print. Click on the preferences button to bring up the printer preferences.

Printing Duplex

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Click on the "Print On Both Sides" checkbox to enable duplexing. Click OK and you should now be able to print double sided documents.

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