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Print Server

This article describes how to connect a Windows 10 PC with a printer queue provided by the GWDG via gwdg-print3 is a server with Windows 2019 as its operating system. We recommend gwdg-print3 to users who are setting up a GWDG printer queue for the first time (e.g. on a new PC). If you have already set up GWDG printer queues using the old gwdg-print, this will not change because these printer queues will continue to work.

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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”

Select “Control Panel” in the settings menu

Now select “View devices and printers” in the “Hardware and sound” category.

Select “Add a printer”.

Now Windows is looking for printers in your network. Cancel this searching procedure by clicking on “the printer that I want isn't listed”

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”. 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.

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


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.

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