Siebel Center Printers, Copiers, Scanners, Plotters (Poster printer)

Instructions for printing, copying, and scanning in the Siebel Center.


Individual queue names for using options on the shared departmental printers (such as double-sided ) are no longer supported.  There is only one printer name per printer and you will need to select the features that you want to use on your computer when you send the print job.

 Location Queue Names
 Model Use Notes
 2203 SC siebl-2203-printer Xerox phaser 5550 General Use stacker, stapler, hole-punch
 3203 SC siebl-3203-printer Xerox phaser 5550 General Use stacker, stapler, hole-punch
 3323 SC siebl-3323-printer Xerox phaser 5550 General Use stacker, stapler, hole-punch
 4203 SC siebl-4203-printer Xerox phaser 5550 General Use stacker, stapler, hole-punch
 4323 SC siebl-4323-printer Xerox phaser 5550 General Use stacker, stapler, hole-punch

Networking and printing

In order to print, from a personal machine you must be able to make a connection to the print server.

When prompted for a username and password, supply your username in the form uofi\NetID and use your Active Directory password.

Printing from Windows

The steps may vary slightly depending on the version of Windows that is installed.

Use this procedure to add additional print queues

To configure queues on Window systems not in the Active Directory, see Adding printers on Windows systems without Active Directory.

Printing from Windows without Active Directory

  1. Click on Devices and Printer. Select Add a printer.
  2. When is prompts you What type of printer do you want to install?, Select Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer.
  3. In the Searching for available printers... , select The printer that I want isn't listed.
  4. In the Find a printer by name or TCP/IP address window, choose Select a shared printer by name. Enter \\\printerqueuename where printer queue name is one of the CS shared printers. .
  5. Click Next.
  6. A pop-up windows may appear asking "Do you trust this printer?". Click on the Install driver.
  7. After the driver installs, you should get a You've successfully added dcs-plotter on
  8. Click Next.
  9. If you want to set this printer as your default printer. click the Set as the default printer checkbox. If you want to print a test page, click on the Print a test page button.
  10. Click Finish and the printer should be ready to use.

Mac set-up for Xerox Phaser 5550 printers

The printer should now appear under the list of available printers.

You may also set that printer to be your default printer by selecting it from the drop-down menu on the Print & Fax page in System Preferences.

NOTE: The first time you print to a specific printer, the print queue notification will pop up, informing you that the print job status is "On-hold (Authentication Required)". Click on the job, then the "Resume" button, and you will be prompted to enter your AD login and password. Enter that information this way:


And click on "Remember this password in my keychain" to store it for future printing.

If the netid and password are not being accepted, please follow these steps to ensure Kerberos authentication is enabled:

Printing from Unix/Linux

Manually adding the print queue for self managed machines

Almost every version of Linux has slightly different GUI capabilities but the following setup should work for most systems that use CUPS printing backend.

NOTE You will need to replace <queuename> with the print queue that you are using.

Xerox Phaser 5550 Finisher Instructions for stapling and hole punch on Linux.

Please note: some of the terminology and labels in the print dialog boxes may change based on your distribution or application.


Special thanks to Professor Michael Forbes ( for contributing to the Linux section of this help page.

Poster Printing

The Computer Science department owns and funds a large format printer for printing posters for research conferences and other CS department events. If you would like to have a poster printed, you need to submit a request and the Engineering IT Help Desk will print it for you. How to submit a poster printing request:
  1. Go to
  2. Fill in the form (Name, Net ID, Department, Poster Size)
  3. Attach a file of the poster
  4. Submit the form and wait for the Engineering IT Help Desk to notify you when the request is processed (Please allow at least 1 business day for the request to be processed)
  5. Pick up poster at the Siebel Center Help Desk at 2302
Some additional information:


There are copiers in 3203 and 3323 Siebel Center. A PIN number is needed to use the copiers. If you have a staff, faculty, or graduate student appointment with the CS department, you will be assigned a PIN number to use with the copiers located in Siebel Center 3203 and 3323.  This PIN number can be retrieved by contacting the EngrIT helpdesk located in Siebel 2302.


There is a scanner in 2302 Siebel Center available to CS faculty, staff and students.  The copiers in 3203 and 3323 also have scan to email capability and are available to CS faculty, staff, and students.