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===Install the PaperCut Client===
 
===Install the PaperCut Client===
  
# From the Finder, select "Go -> Connect to Server" <br> [[File:OSX_PaperCut_1.png]]
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# From the Finder, select "Go -> Connect to Server" <br> [[File:OSX_PaperCut_1.png]]  
# In the "Server Address" field, enter smb://desn-print.lsu.edu and hit connect <br> [[File:OSX_PaperCut_2.png]]
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# In the "Server Address" field, enter '''smb://desn-print.lsu.edu''' and hit connect <br> [[File:OSX_PaperCut_2.png]]  
 
# If prompted for credentials, select "Registered User" and enter your myLSU username and password <br> [[File:OSX_PaperCut_3.png]]
 
# If prompted for credentials, select "Registered User" and enter your myLSU username and password <br> [[File:OSX_PaperCut_3.png]]
 
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# Select the volume "PCClient" and press OK <br>[[File:OSX_PaperCut_4.png]]
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# A Finder window will open displaying the contents of the volume.  Under the "mac" folder double-click the '''client-local-install''' application and follow the on-screen prompts to install the PaperCut client on your computer <br> [[File:OSX_PaperCut_5.png]]
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# When prompted for credentials, enter your myLSU username and password.  If credentials are accepted, you will see a small pop-up windows displaying your current balance. <br> [[File:OSX_PaperCut_6.png]]
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# '''The PaperCut Client software (PCClient) must be open in order to print.'''  If you would like the application to run automatically when you log in to your computer, see instructions [https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204005 here]
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Revision as of 20:03, 18 January 2019

You may now send prints directly to the VizLab printers from your personal computer while on campus or on the VPN. This is a two-step process: first, you must install the PaperCut print client and second, you must install necessary drivers and connect to the printers via the print server. Please see instructions for Windows and Mac OS X below.

To send a print from your personal computer, the PaperCut Client software must be running.
Please note: due to software licensing restrictions, you cannot connect directly to the HP Z6200 large format color printers on Mac OS.  If you need to print to these printers and you are using Mac OS, please use web print or the VizLab computers instead.

Windows

Installing the PaperCut Client

  1. Open the File Explorer. In the address bar, type \\desn-print and press Enter. If prompted for credentials, enter your PAWS ID and password.

    Desn-print windows.PNG

  2. Navigate to PCClient\Win and double-click client-local-install.exe to begin installing the PaperCut client on your computer. Follow the prompts of the installer.

    Client-local-install.PNG

  3. You may be prompted to enter your credentials for printer access. If so, enter your PAWS ID and password.

    Papercut-authenticate windows.PNG

  4. A new window will open up on your desktop displaying your balance.

    Papercut-balance windows.PNG

Connecting to Printers

  1. Open the File Explorer. In the address bar, type \\desn-print and press Enter. If prompted for credentials, enter your PAWS ID and password.
  2. Double-click on the printer icon of the printer you wish to connect to. Appropriate drivers will be installed and you will now be able to send a print from any program on your computer while you are on campus as long as the PaperCut Client software is running.
    Connect-to-printer windows.PNG

Mac OS X

Information coming soon