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The Printers Are Shifting

We are moving our printers to new servers. This means that if you already have the library and UITS printers set up on your computer you will need to shift them over yourself. If you are a student you have probably already received an e-mail from the fabulous Dave with instructions on how to do this, but it doesn’t hurt to repeat it here.

Thus, in Dave’s own words–

Our printers are being migrated to new print servers. The same printers will be available before and after the move, but the names of each of the printers will change. This may create temporary difficulties accessing the printers from the computer lab or the lobby workstations. Fortunately, it is usually very easy for users to immediately add an alternative printer name if one is needed; in the Printers folder, click Add Printer, select Network Printer, click the link to type the name of a specific printer, then on the next screen, type the entire name path to the printer (whichever version of the name is currently posted on the printer). Within a day or so, the changeover should be complete, and it should not be necessary to add temporary connections to the printers.

The change of printer names also means that returning students who have already set up connections to the printers on their personal laptop computers will eventually need to set up connections to the printers using the new names instead. There will be a grace period of roughly two weeks during which either set of names should work, but eventually, all users will need to use the new printer names. Since during the grace period it is possible to have both the old and new names installed as connection at the same time, it is recommended that you keep the old names while you add the new ones. You may later delete the old printer names once you are certain the printers are accessible using the newer names.

The following University printers require the use of Print Release Station:

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\\bl-uits-fedora\Libraries-prt will become \\bl-uits-pillbox\Libraries-prt

The following Law School printers do *not* require the use of Print Release Station:

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\\bl-uits-derby\lw101prt will become \\bl-uits-bowler\lw101prt \\bl-uits-derby\lw208prt will become \\bl-uits-bowler\lw208prt

And, of course, if you have any questions, go and see aforementioned fabulous Dave in the Media Center on the second floor of the library.


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