Service group IT
University of Ulm
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With suitable configuration, one can use the printers in the SGI pools with notebooks. To do this, one must establish a connection to the print server and install a suitable printer driver on the notebook.
(For Linux and Mac additional instructions follow below, for now we will assume Windows)
To do this, you essentially only have to authenticate yourself, i.e. log in, so to speak. On the command line you can do this with:
net use \\prsrv.informatik.uni-ulm.de\ipc$ * /user:sg\<accountname>.
Of course, replace <accountname> with the pool account name, something like xy12. The command asks for the pool password.
Since you need this command after each login, but before the first printout, you can put it on your desktop as a small script.
The best thing is to copy it from p:\drucken\connect2printserver.bat and adapt it briefly (look at it with editor).
The print server only accepts connections from within the university! So connect to the VPN server of the KIZ with the VPN client.
The printer driver currently used in the pool is the "HP LaserJet 2300 Series PS" driver, which generates Postscript. Other printer drivers that generate Postscript also have a chance of working, but are not explicitly supported.
So, Windows being what it is, here are the step-by-step instructions for Windows:
(is newer than what is still written below; tested with OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" and OS X 10.9 "Mavericks")
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