Configuring Student Printers on a Mac Computer

FACULTY/STAFF: Though theses instructions are directed at Owen students, the same process works for any Owen printer.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are here to upgrade drivers or fix a printing issue, it is best to delete the printer on your computer prior to re-installing.

Two printers, Prism and Spectrum, are available in the Walker Management Library for student use.  Follow these instructions to install both printers on a Mac computer.

Fall 2020 Update: Due to social distancing guidelines, Spectrum has been temporarily removed from the library. Do not attempt to install Spectrum until the Walker Management Library staff notifies students that the printer is available for use.

You will first need to download the printer installation packages to your desktop.  To do this, open Finder and drop down on the GO menu. Select Connect to Server.

Connect to Server

Enter smb:// in the Server Address field and click Connect.

You will be notified that you are trying to connect to the server.  Click Connect again.

Preceding your vunetid with vanderbilt\, enter your username and password.  Make sure to check Remember this password in my keychain.

At the next Window, select Printer_Drivers and click OK.

A window opens revealing the print driver files.

Drag the files for Prism and Spectrum to your desktop and launch them.  Accept all the defaults during the installation.  You may delete the two files when complete.

You should now be ready to print.

This completes the Windows installation process for MBA, Master of Marketing, MS Finance, and Master of Accountancy students.

EMBA Students will require the ExecCenterColor multi-function printer which is located in the Executive MBA lounge.

MMHC Students will require the CenterBuilding-Orange multi-function printer which is located in the Center Building.

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