How to Change Default Printer in Windows

Purpose

Due to some necessary changes to our infrastructure, our print server has migrated to a new location. Previously the university printers were located on ITS-Hood. They will now be found on ITS-Eastland. This change will require end-users to adjust the default printer. 

Procedure

  1. The first step is to open your Printers & Scanners settings window.  

    • Type printers into the search bar located on the bottom left side of your desktop in the taskbar, and press the Enter key.

 

  1. From the Printers & scanners window, complete the following steps: 

    •  locate Let Windows manage my default print ensure it is set to the off position. Depending on your version of Windows, it may look like one of the images below: 

    • Ensure this setting is set to the off position or that the box is unselected 

      • Changing this setting will allow you to choose your printer of choice as your default printer.  

    • After this setting has been changed, from the printers list, find the printer you intend to use most frequently and left-click once on that printer, then click on Manage. The new default print must be associated with ITS-Eastland.

 

 

  1. From the Manage your device window, click on the Set as default.

    • If the default printer was \\ITS-Hood\Advm-Silver, you would now choose \\ITS-Eastland\Advm-Silver

  1. The printer should now be set as your default printer. Ensure it is listed as the default

If you use a Lanier Printer, here are the additional steps to add the code:  

                                                  

  1. While still in the Printers & Scanners window, locate the Lanier printer/scanner/copier device icon associated with ITS-Eastland (i.e., ITS-Simba on ITS-Eastland).  

  2. Using the mouse, left-click Manage.

                                        


 

  1. Next, select choose Printing preferences

  2. Next, select the  Detailed Settings tab

  3. Next, select Job Setup

  4. In Job Setup, locate a field labeled User Code. 

  5. In that field, type in your department’s user code (the same code used to login to Lanier device for scanning or copying documents).

 

                  

 

 

 

Details

Service ID: 46917
Created
Tue 10/27/20 9:22 AM
Modified
Tue 10/27/20 9:22 AM