Mac Printer Installation


  1. Open up Preferences and select Printers & Scanners
    Open up System Preferences and click Print & Scan
  2. Click the "+" sign to add a new printer
  3. Select the Advanced tab
    1. If you do not see the Advanced icon, right-click (or control + left click) on the toolbar and select Customize Toolbar
    2. Drag the Advanced icon from the window into the toolbar and click Done
      customize toolbar
  4. When the Advanced menu loads (it can take a few seconds), enter the following information:
    1. Type: Windows Printer via spoolss
    2. Device: Another Device
    3. URL: smb://<the name of the printer>
    4. Name: a friendly name you want to use for this printer. This is how it will appear in application menus
    5. Location: You don’t have to fill this out, but it can be useful for remembering where a printer is located 
      Advanced settings dialog
  5. Click Add
  6. Whenever you print, you will need to enter your Internet ID and password using "AD" before your Internet ID
    1. Example: AD\finne132
    2. The password is the same password you use to access Gmail
    3. You can choose to store this password in your Keychain for quicker printing 
      U of M internet id and password

In some applications, such as Google Chrome, when you print and select your destination, you may need to select See More… under the Destination dropdown in order to see a complete list of printers you have added.

If you have any issues adding a printer or printing to a printer you have already added please contact CSE-IT Support.