Print Server

The following article describes how to connect to one of our printers via gwdg-print.gwdg.de.

Usage on Windows 8.1 Computers in GWDG's Active Directory

Move the mouse pointer to the upper right corner of your monitor so that the charms bar appears and select “Settings”
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Select “Control Panel” in the settings menu
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Now select “View devices and printers” in the “Hardware and sound” category.
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Select “Add a printer”.
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Now Windows is looking for printers in your network. Cancel this searching procedure by clicking on “the printer that I want isn't listed”
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Windows asks you to find a printer by other options now. Select “Select a shared printer by name” and enter

\\gwdg-print.gwdg.de\<NAME_OF_THE_PRINTER_QUEUE_YOU_WANT>

E.g: if you want to connect to the standard queue then enter

\\gwdg-print.gwdg.de\standard

. Click “Next” to continue

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Windows installs the printer driver automatically. This might take some time. After the installation is compleated, you get the notification “You've successfully added standard on gwdg-print.gwdg.de”. you can print a test page now if you want. 11_capture_019_25032015_150054.jpg

Usually you get a notification that a test page has been sent to your printer.
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You get an e-mail notification from our printserver if your print job has been accepted. 13_capture_023_25032015_150526.jpg

Usage on Windows 8.1 from non Active Directory computers

The procedure is generally the same as described above.

If your computer is not a member of our Active Directory, Windows will ask for your user name and password when you try to connect to the print server. Enter gwdg\<YOUR_GWDG_ACCOUNT> as user name (e.g.: gwdg\unolte) and your password. Klick on “Remember my password”. Otherwise the printer you have just installed will not work after your next login. 10_capture_018_25032015_145959.jpg

Troubleshooting

On some Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10 computers you get an error message when you try to install a printer from \\gwdg-print.

Follow these steps to solve this Problem:
Log in with administrator previliges
Run the command regedit.exe
Locate or create the branch [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers]
Create a new DWORD called ForceCSREMFDespooling and set it to 0
or
download this registry file and import it by double clicking.
Restart your computer.
Now you should be able to install one of our printers.