Printing using LPR/LPD to CS printers on WindowsOS Vista/7/8/10
Maintained by: Hanz Makmur
A. Get an HP Universal Printer Postscript Driver for your System
- download HP Universal Print Driver Series for Windows – Postscript.
We don’t support non postscript drivers. Make sure you choose a Postscript driver.
Example: HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PostScript if you have a MS Windows operating system. You just need the driver and nothing else.
- Follow the instruction that accompanies this driver to install it.
B. Add Unix Printing Support by adding LPR Port
If you are using :
– Windows Vista and Windows 7/8/10: Enable LPR support for WindowsVista and Windows 7/8/10 as follow:
- Go to the Control Panel
- Choose Programs
- Under Program Features choose ‘Turn Windows features on or off‘
- Click Continue when prompted
- Click the drop-down box next to Print Services
- Select LPR PortMonitor
- Click OK and “wait while the features are configured”
Your workstation now has the ability to print to an LPR print server.
C. Now, add the printer.
- Click on Start
- In WindowsVista, Select Control Panel and then select Printers
- In Windows7/10, Go to Devices and Printers
- Please follow the next steps depending on which Windows OS you have.
- For Windows Vista/7– Right click in the window that opens and choose Add Printer– Choose Add a local printer– Choose Create a new port– Select port type LPR port– Please see Step 5.For Windows 10– At the top of the new window, click the button labelled Add Printer and a window should pop up.– At the bottom of the window that just popped up, click The Printer I want isn’t listed.– Choose Add a local printer as network printer with manual settings.– Click next.– Choose Create a new port and select from the dropdown LPR Port.
- Click Next
- Right click in the window that opens and choose Add Printer
- Choose Add a local printer
- Choose Create a new port:
- Select port type LPR port
- Click Next
- Type: printserver.cs.rutgers.edu for server providing lpd
- Type: the exact queue name you wish to print to. Example: core3, core3c, hill3, lp4
- Click Next
- Browse Manufacturer list and choose HP
- Choose the driver under Printer column, look for Universal HP Driver PS driver you just installed. Make sure you choose PS version for Postscript driver and click Ok
- Name the printer something meaningful, like after the queue name. Example: core3, lp4 etc.
For more info see list of Computer Science Public Printers page.