Manually add a Windows shared printer to Mac OS X

Mac OS X: How to manually add a Windows shared printer

Mac OS X v10.5 or later

1.Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu.
2.Choose Print & Fax from the View menu.
3.Click the + button to add a printer.
4.Press the Control key while clicking the “Default” icon (or any other icon on the toolbar), then choose Customize Toolbar from the contextual menu that appears.

5.Drag the Advanced (gear) icon to the toolbar.
6.Click Done.
7.Click the Advanced icon that was added to the toolbar.
8.Choose Windows from the Type pop-up menu.
9.In the URL field, type the printer’s address in one of the following formats:

smb://workgroup/server/sharename
smb://server/sharename
smb://192.168.0.11/mfc7340

10.In the Name field, type the name you would like to use for this printer in Mac OS X.
11.Choose the appropriate PPD or printer driver from the “Print Using” pop-up menu.
12.Click Add.

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