To print from personally owned computers, you must be first connected to the VPN and run the lab drives script.

Obtaining the UW Campus VPN:  https://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/90370  (download and connect)

Obtain the lab drive script and connect with it via the instructions here: https://confluence.med.wisc.edu/x/lADPAQ (download and connect)

Lab Printer Names:  https://uwmadison.box.com/s/ul9x8on8k5cn07d4pb88iklo8sagf6cd

This process is the same for a personal Mac or a lab/group owned Mac.  Once you have connected with the VPN and Lab Drives script, follow the steps below

  1. From the Apple Menu select System Preferences..., then choose Printers & Scanners.

  2. Click the lock symbol and unlock to make changes - login with administrator credentials.

  3. Click the + symbol.

  4. A window will pop up, right click (Ctrl-Click) at the top area of the toolbar and click on Customize Toolbar..., click on Advanced and drag the gear symbol into the toolbar.





  5. Click on the newly added Advanced icon and enter (the URL needs to match the name of the printer exactly):
    1. NOTE:  Do not forget to add the first portion of the printer address - "smph-prn01.ad.wisc.edu". 
    2. Ex. smph-prn01.ad.wisc.edu/(Your printer name)



      The driver can stay at the Generic PostScript Printer or if you see the specific driver for the printer, you can use that.

  6. Click Add, select configuration specifics if there are any specifics (duplex printing, multiple trays, etc.) and click OK.

  7. The printer should be in the list and can be chosen to print.


On a personal computer, the drive mapping script MUST be run first.

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