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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.

If you would like to set up a printer which is located in your office or institute, please have a look at Centrally managed institution printer

Usage on Windows 10 Computers in GWDG's Active Directory

Click on the Windows logo in the bottom left corner to open the Start menu. Then click on the small “gear” to get to the settings.

Now click on “Devices” and next on “Printeers and scanners” in the left column.

Click on “Add a printer or scanner”.

Now, Windows tries to look for new printers. But this won't be successfull in this case. So click on “The printer that I want isn't listed”.

In the next step, Windows offers you to “Find a printer by other options”. Choose “Select a shared printer by name”. As an example we want to add a printer called “color” on gwdg-print3. So please enter \\\color in the text field and click on “Next”.

Windows is downloading the printerdriver from gwdg-print3 now, adds the printer and asks you if you want to print a testpage. Click on “Finish” when you are done.

Now you can see new printer as “color on”.

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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