Add a network printer in Windows


  • How do I add a new department printer in Windows?
  • How do I select my new printer as my default printer?
  • I just got a new office printer and need help connecting it to my computer’s network
  • I cannot print from my University computer, even though the printer is connected and ready


  • 10409: Departmental Printing (ComDoc/MOM devices)
  • 10668: Active Directory
  • Computing: Windows


  1. Open the Start menu
  2. Click Devices and Printers
  3. Click Add a Printer at the top of the Devices and Printers window
  4. Click The printer I want isn't listed
  5. Click Find a printer in the directory, based on location or feature 
  6. Click Next
  7. In the Find Printers search box, type the three-character department abbreviation for the printer you want to install
    • If you are unsure of the department abbreviation, search for the building abbreviation
    • When using a building abbreviation, type an asterisk (*) before and after the three-character building code (e.g., *HYT* or *RDB*)
    • Click Find now
  8. Click the printer you want to install from the search results
  9. Click OK
  10. Click Next
    • Make this your default printer by selecting the Set as default printer check box
  11. Click Finish to complete the install



  • If you cannot identify your printer or it does not appear in the directory, contact IT Help at 513-529-7900 for assistance


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