Connect to a Network Printer


  1. Install the LPR Printer service. 
    Note: Missouri S&T managed computers have LPR printing by default and can skip this step.
    1. Open the Control Panel, click Programs, and select Turn Windows features on or off (you will need administrator rights to make changes to Windows features).
    2. Expand Print and Document Services and ensure that the LPR Port Monitor box is checked.
  2. Open Control Panel and select Add a Printer.  This will open the "Add Printer Wizard" which will guide you through the installation process.
  3. In the Wizard select Add a local printer.
  4. Select Create a new port.
  5. Select LPR Port from the drop-down list in the Wizard.
  6. Locate the name of the printer to be installed. Check Indicates that you will be directed to an external site by clicking on the link. on the Printer Listing link.
  7. Populate the "Add LPR compatible printer" dialog box with the correct information according to the specific printer you are installing. 
    1. Enter the name found in the Printer column in the Name of printer or print queue field
    2. Enter the name found in the Host column in the Name or address of server field
  8. If prompted, select Windows Update to install the printer drivers.  Otherwise, select the correct "Manufacturer" from the drop down list and then choose the correct "Printer" model then select Next.
  9. Wait for installation to finish. It may take several minutes
    Note: If the printer driver you choose has already been installed you may be prompted to select it from a list. 
  10. When prompted for a Printer Name which will appear when you print documents. Use something you recognize and remember.
  11. In the "Printer Sharing" window, select Do not share this printer then click Next.
  12. Select Print a test page to make the sure the printer is working.
  13. Unselect Set as the default printer unless you want to change your default printer.


  1. Click on System Preference.
  2. Click Print and Scan.
  3. Click on the + to add a printer.
  4. Click OK and then Add and the printer will be added for you.
  5. Close the Printer Setup utility and the printer will appear in the standard print dialog.


To print to a PaperCut managed printer from an SSH session (PuTTY):

  1. Open X-Win32 (Start > Programs > X-Win 32 5.4 > X-Win32).
  2. Open PuTTY and connect normally (X-Forwarding must be enabled. All campus standard installs have this option set by default).
  3. When you are ready to print, type the command: papercut
  4. Print to the printer queue as you normally would.
  5. When prompted, enter your SSO ID/Password.