Setting up Printers on a 32 bit Windows machine

Locating and Connecting to the SMB Print Server

Before setting up printers you need to make sure that your machine is in the MMB domain or workgroup.

  • Printing is served by a machine called "CHEXI". You will be able to see it in the list of machines under "My Network Places".
  • Log in to CHEXI using your MMB username and password (if you have one, usually permanent staff only) or your lab's account.
My Network Places

My Network Places

Adding A Printer

  • Once you have connected to the print server, a large list of printers in the school will appear.
  • Simply click on whichever printers you would like to set up. The drivers will automatically be installed on your machine.
Printer Listing

Printer Listing

  • Make sure that none of the School's colour printers are set to be your default printers.

Making a Permanent Connection to Chexi

CHEXI has an "anchor" folder which you can map to a drive letter so that your machine will log in automatically whenever you start it up. This folder is a place holder (anchor) only - you cannot store any files here.

Anchor to Chexi

Anchor to Chexi