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There are two components to migrating to the new print server: configuring your print settings for the new print server; and then uninstalling the old printer from your list of configured printers. Do not uninstall you current working printer, until you've made sure your newly configured printer prints successfully.

1. Configuring the new print server

1. Find the printer you wish to print to and make a note of its make, model and PR/PH number. This can be found on the asset tag, usually on the front of the printer, and looks like either PR0xxxxx or PH0xxxxx. If there are only four digits please add an extra 0 to the front of the number. E.g. 'PR9123' becomes 'PR09123'.

2. Open System Preferences and select Printers and Scanners.

3. Click the + (plus symbol), and move your mouse pointer over the top toolbar and right click your mouse. Choose Customise Toolbar....

4. Drag and drop the Advanced cog icon onto the toolbar, then click Done.

5. Click on the Advanced cog icon that you have just added to the toolbar.

6. Set the Type drop-down menu to Windows printer via Spoolerss, and in the URL field type smb://mps-live-print1.internal.admin.cam.ac.uk/PR******. Replacing PR****** with the PR/PH number you noted down earlier.

7. Set the Name field identical to the printer/photocopier number e.g PR09123. 

8. Set the Use drop-down menu to Select Software.

9. Select the correct driver from the list. The driver name needs to be the same as the printer model number you noted down earlier. Click OK to confirm.

N.B. Using the search box makes it easier to find a specific driver from the long list.

10.  Then click Add

N.B. Default settings provide good basic functionality, however optional configuration can be made on the Setting up... pop-up.

11. Click OK and then Add to confirm the installation.

Your printer should now be available to use in all applications.

Step-by-step configuration tutorial

2. Uninstalling the old printer from your list of configured printers

1. Open System Preferences and select Printers and Scanners.

2. Click on the printer you wish to uninstall, and then click on the - (minus symbol).

3. Select Delete Printer, to confirm the uninstall.

The printer should should now be uninstalled, and no longer visible in your installed printer list.

Step-by-step uninstallation tutorial

You have completed the migration and should now be able to print to your chosen printer.

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