Printer Set-up for Mac

How to install a printer on MacOS.

Printer Set-up for Mac

  1. Make sure your wireless networking is enabled and that you are connected to IllinoisNet.

  2. Open the Finder, then at the top of the screen click Go, then click Connect to Server

  3. For the "Server Address" field, type smb:// and click Connect.

  4. If it prompts for authentication, enter your NetID and University password.
    Note: Your computer will populate your log in name from your Mac. Make sure to change this to your NetID and type in your University password, not your computer password.

  5. After you have connected to the server, you will see four folders appear. Double-click the Printer Setup Script folder.

  6. Select the MAC folder. You should now see three options:

    Three options under the MAC folder: driver install-only, printer mapping, and reset   unmap printers

    1. Driver Install - Only will install the drivers available. If you are using a non-university computer, run this script first.
    2. Printer Mapping will map printers. If you are using a university-owned computer, run this script this first.
    3. Reset Unmap Printers will unmap all printers that are already mapped onto your computer.

      If you run into issues running the script, click the eject icon on the left side of the window.

  7. If you are installing the printers on a non-university computer, run the Driver Install - Only script first and install the drivers as needed. Be sure to finish the driver installations before pressing OK to map the printers.

    If you are installing the printers on a university-owned computer, do not run the Driver Install script; instead, skip ahead to Step 8.

  8. Run the Printer Mapping Script.
    NOTE: Do not navigate to areas outside the pop-out window while the script is mapping printers, as this can interrupt the mapping process and cause it to fail.

  9. The script will ask you to select the location you want to map printers for: 614 or 501. The new iSchool building is 614, and old iSchool building is 501. After choosing one, select OK.

  10. Next, select your status: Faculty/Staff or Student, then click OK.
    Note: For Students, only the printers that appear in the tables in bold text in the Printer Locations and Models article will mapped.

  11. As soon as the printers are mapped, you should receive another pop-up notifying you that the printers are mapped. Please wait for this confirmation window to show up before doing anything else - sometimes doing something else while the script is running can interrupt the process and not go through all the mapping sequence. When you receive this pop-up notification, click OK

  12. The last prompt of the script asks if you want to map other printers. If you click Yes, it will repeat the whole process by asking you to select which location you want to map printers for (you can do this if you want to map printers for both iSchool buildings). If you click No, or if you hit Cancel, then it will close the script.

Unmapping Printers

  1. If you need to unmap or uninstall printers from your computer, follow Steps 1-6 for Printer Setup for Mac, then select the script Reset Unmap Printers and follow the confirmation prompts to uninstall. This will uninstall all iSchool printers on the computer.
    1. This script is mainly used to troubleshoot printer issues. If you are using it for troubleshooting, we recommend mapping all available printers first before unmapping them. You will not need to install drivers if you are troubleshooting.
    2. NOTE: Do not navigate to areas outside the pop-out window while the script is unmapping printers, as this can interrupt the unmapping process and cause it to fail.


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Created2023-06-29 15:48:27Updated2024-07-10 11:43:12
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