Windows XP clients can print directly from their computers once the printer has been installed on the local machine;

  • Web Installation Installs the print driver via Internet Explorer (IE is required for this process) and is generally the most straightforward process for this.
  • Manual Installation Requires more interaction from you, but doesn't require IE.

FAQs

This process REQUIRES Internet Explorer, if you do not wish to use IE you may still do a Manual Installation or use Web Printing

First we need to make sure that housingprint.hfs.colostate.edu is in your trusted sites, within IE open Internet Options;

 From the "Security" tab, click on "Trusted Sites"

Make sure the security level is set to "Medium-low" and click on the "Sites" button to add the site;

Add http://housingprint.hfs.colostate.edu and be sure that "require server verification..." is unchecked;

Now go ahead and open the web page http://housingprint.hfs.colostate.edu and provide your EID credentials;

Click on "Residence_Hall_Printers";

Click on "Connect";

Click on "Yes" to verify that you want to install the printer;

The printer will begin to install, you may need to re-enter your EID credentials during this process;

The printer should now be installed;

 

You should see it in your "Devices and Printers";

Note:  When you send jobs to the print queue they will still need to be released at a print release station in in order to actually be printed and billed.  Print jobs not released within an hour will be dropped by the server.

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To manually add the residence hall virtual print queue, start by opening "Printers and Faxes", from the start menu;

Click on the "Add a printer" from the left side menu;

Click on "Next" in the App Printer Wizard;

Click on the "A network printer..." radio button and then click "Next";

Click on the "Connect to a printer on the Internet..." radio button and then the name we need to use is: 

http://housingprint.hfs.colostate.edu/printers/Residence_Hall_Printers/.printer

Then click on "Next"

Choose if you want the new printer to be your default, then click on "Next";

The printer should now be set up!

Note:  When you send jobs to the print queue they will still need to be released at a print release station in in order to actually be printed and billed.  Print jobs not released within an hour will be dropped by the server.

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Since print jobs are charged different rates for monochrome or color you will need to be able to change that in your printer preferences, start by opening "Devices and Printers" from the Start menu;

Right click on the printer and select "Printer preferences";

Click on the "Color" tab;

The checkbox titled "Print in Grayscale" is what controls whether a job is submitted as color or black and white, if this box is checked it will submit the job in monochrome, it is it unchecked the job will be submitted as color (and charged at the higher rate);

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If your EID password has changed or you simply want to change the EID that a print job is billed to without reinstalling the printer, start by opening "Printers and Faxes" from the Start menu;

Right click on the printer and select "Properties";

 Click on the "Ports" tab;

Click on the "Configure port" button;

And finally update the username and  / or password in the supplied fields - note the "colostate\" preface before the EID username is required;

"Ok" your way back out of the menus and the credentials will be updated!

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On occasion the HP universal driver will have an issue and will need to be cleared from the computer (For example the "color" tab will disappear in "Printing preferences"), the process for doing this is as follows.

First to be able to remove the driver you must remove any printers that are using it, from the start menu, click on "Printers and Faxes";

Right click on the printer and select "Delete";

Once all printers using the driver have been removed, click on the "File" menu item in the "Printers and Faxes window and then click on "Server properties";

Click on the "Drivers" tab;

Highlight the "HP Universal Printing..." driver and click on the "Remove" button;

Click on the "Yes" button to confirm;

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