This HowTo shows how you can add one of the many printers inside the range of responsibilities of the IVV5 to your computer, all by yourself without the need of any administrative permissions.
We start by opening the overview for devices and printers connected with your computer. To do so you open the start menu by clicking the start icon in the taskbar or pressing the start button on your keyboard. Then you type devices and the item devices and printers will show up. On the upper side of that windows you will find Add a printer, click that to open a new window with a list of some printers. Do not waste any time by looking for your desired printer and click The printer that I want isn’t listed instead.
Select the item Find a printer in the directory, based on location or feature and click Next
In the windows called Find Printers you can now enter the name of the printer you want to install. Most of our printers are named by a system that helps you to find the correct printer and to keep their large number easy to over watch. More on that Topic later in this article.
Unfortunately our naming system is not hundred percent perfect we have some variance in our printers names and not all are named equally. But there is help, you can use the * symbol in the printer name box as a wildcard to simplify your searching. For example searching for E*_314 brings up a printer in room 314 in the Einsteinstraße regardless if its written with an E62 or just an E. This way you don't have to remember the complete name of a printer to find it in our systems.
Now the installation of the printer and its driver starts.
When it has finished you can choose to set this printer as your default and to order it to print a test page.
Locked printing is a security mechanism where you can set a PIN for your print job that has to be entered at the printer to print your document. Locked printing is not available at every printer. To enable this option you have to right click on the particular printer in the “Devices and printers” window and select printing preferences
In the now opened window you expand the drag-down list Job Type in the middle and select Locked Print. Then you click on Details … where you can set your PIN and a username for identification.
Printers are named specifly by the site they are located. The name is segmented and each part is another specification. These segments are devided by underscores.
The first segment marks the address of the Building sometimes the house number is included
|E / E62||Einsteinstraße 62||Main building of the mathematic and computer science institute|
|O10||Orléansring 10||Extension building of the mathematic institute|
|O12||Orléansring 12||Seminar room building|
|F / F21||Fliednerstraße 21||Main building of the psychologic institute|
|H||Horstmarer Landweg||Location of the buildings of the college sports|
The second segment stand for the office number or part of the building like a hallway or foyer.
The Third segement represents the printers manufacturer
|OKI||Oki Electric Industry|
|DELL||Dell Computer Corporation|
Some older printers have their name started with just an R, this is coming from a time before the regulation and stands for room