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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
Windows asks you to find a printer by other options now. Select “Select a shared printer by name” and enter
E.g: if you want to connect to the standard queue then enter
. Click “Next” to continue
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.
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.
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
download this registry file and import it by double clicking.
Restart your computer.
Now you should be able to install one of our printers.