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Add a Network Printer in Windows 7

Quick guide to network printers

This is a quick guide to adding UWB network printers in Windows 7. In order to add a network printer, you will need to be logged into the computer using your UWB domain account, or have otherwise authenticated on the UWB print server using your UWB domain account credentials.

Adding Network Printers

Click on the Windows start orb and click on the search bar at the bottom reading Search programs and files.


Enter the following into this field: \\printers

This is the path to the print server.


Make sure \\printers is listed and press Enter. A window should appear, displaying all printers you have access to.

Printers are named according to their physical location. Double-click on each of the printers that you want to add.

Once you add a printer, the printer's print queue window should appear. This will probably happen for each printer that you add. If any print jobs are pending, you will see them here. Go ahead and close these windows.

Setting a Default Printer

Click the Windows start orb, then click on Devices and Printers, located on the right side of the Start Menu.


A window will appear containing a list of devices and printers that are accessible. Under the ‘Printers and Faxes’ section Right-click on the printer that you want to set as the default printer, and select ‘Set as Default Printer’.


Printing to the Ricoh Printers (Save PrintCode)

Each time you submit a print job to a Ricoh printer, you will be prompted to enter a User Code.

To set a default User Code: right-click on the printer and select Printing Preferences.



Click on the "Detailed Settings" tab.


Under "Menu:", select "job setup"



Enter the printer's print code in the "User Code:" field.



After the print code is added, click OK.

The print code has been saved. You should now be able to print without having to manually enter the print code for that printer.