How-toSet up a printer to print from the print server on macOS X
The following how-to will describe how to set up a printer to print from the print server on macOS X. When a printer is set up this way, you can send print jobs to public and administrative devices.
Prior to setting up the printer, please install the corresponding print driver.
To do so, visit the website Ricoh Support (link on the right) and find the matching device and your macOS version.
These instructions were created and successfully tested on a device running macOS 10.11.6 & macOS 10.12.3.
1. Open the system settings and click on “Printers & Scanners”.
2. Click the "+" button to add a new printer.
3. Adjust the “Add” dialog box so that you have access to the “Advanced” item.
4. To do so, right click the toolbar and select “Customize Toolbar...”.
5. Drag the “Advanced” item into the toolbar.
6. Click on the “Advanced” button.
7. In the “Type” field, select the option “Windows printer via spools”.
8. Leave the “Device” setting on “Another Device”.
In the "URL": field, enter the server address and the name of the printer:
The “Name” field can be changed freely.
Select the print driver relevant to the model available at your location.
Finish the set-up by clicking “Add”.
9. As soon as the first print job is sent to the newly set up printer, the user login will appear.
The radio button “Registered User” must be selected.
Enter your active directory user identification “ad\username” (press the key combination Shift+Alt+7 for the backslash symbol) and the associated password.
Important: Please check the box next to “Save password in keychain” so that you won't be prompted to log in again for future print jobs.
Confirm by clicking "OK".
The printer has now been successfully set up and is ready to use.
You can now print from any of the decentralized (i.e. set up by department) public photocopiers and printers, as well as from administrative devices for authorized employees . After registering with your Uni ID (or your URZ identification), you will receive a list of all your documents on the print server. You can simply select the document to be printed (and pay for the print job with your student ID/CampusCard, if applicable).
Printing with different user IDs
When you set up a printer using the process described above, the login name or user ID you used when creating the printer will be used as the sending user ID. The username must be a Uni ID or project number.
If you are logged in with a different username, you can use the Inepro mini-client (link in the sidebar) to provide the desired Uni ID or project number. To do this the mini-client must be installed and running.
If you use multiple cost centers, you can use the Inepro cost center client (link in the sidebar) to select the desired cost center and add it to the print output. Otherwise, you must select the desired cost center using the printer panel.
Installing the mini-client and the cost center client
For Macs, please download the mini-client for Mac (link in the sidebar) or the cost center client for Mac (link in the sidebar) and start the installation.
Then, start the mini-client or the cost center client with the added parameter --server inepro.ad.uni-heidelberg.de.
The mini-client runs in the background and usually does not open a window. If the provided username is unknown to the Inepro server, a window will pop up in which you can enter the username you wish to use.
The cost center client runs in the background and will only open a dialog box if you are using more than one cost center.