BASIS Print Setup for Windows

The following instructions explain how to set up BASIS printing on a non-networked computer in Windows 7, Vista and XP.

Windows 7

  1. Log in to Windows with administrative privileges.
  2. Click Start and then click Control Panel. Click Programs and Features.
  3. Click "Turn Windows features on or off."
  4. Click the Print Services directory to expand it, then check the "LPD Print Service" box. Click OK.
  5. At the Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound. Click Print and Document Services.
  6. Right-click the printer to print from the mainframe. Click Customize Printer.
  7. Click Sharing. Check the "Share this printer" box, and enter the Share name as "win7." Click OK.
  8. Click Start, then All Programs, then Accessories, then Command Prompt.
  9. At the prompt, enter "ipconfig" and press Enter.
  10. Find your IP address prior to requesting a domain name (DNS).
  11. Locate your computer's DNS entry:
    1. Click Start, then All Programs, then Accessories, then Command Prompt.
    2. At the prompt, enter "nslookup  xx.xx.xx.xx" where xx.xx.xx.xx is the IP address of the computer.
      Note: there must be a space after nslookup.
    3. Make note of the computer's DNS entry.
  12. Create a ticket, providing the following information in the description:
    • Printer domain name
    • Contact name
    • Phone number
    • Budgetary unit (four-letter department code)
    • Email address
    • Location of the printer (building and room)
    • Brand and model of the printer

Windows Vista

  1. Log in to Windows with administrative privileges.
  2. Click Start and then click Control Panel. Click Programs.
  3. Click "Turn Windows features on or off."
  4. Click  the Print Services directory to expand it, and check the "LPD Print Service box." Click OK.
  5. Click Start, then Control Panel. Click Printer.
  6. Right-click the printer to print from the mainframe. Click Sharing.
  7. Click Change sharing options.
  8. Check the "Share this printer" box, and enter the Share name, for example, "winvista." Click OK.
  9. Click Start, then All Programs, then Accessories, then Command Prompt.
  10. At the prompt, enter "ipconfig" and press Enter.
  11. Find your IP address prior to requesting a domain name (DNS).
  12. Locate your computer's DNS entry:
    1. Click Start, then All Programs, then Accessories, then Command Prompt.
    2. At the prompt, enter "nslookup  xx.xx.xx.xx" where xx.xx.xx.xx is the IP address of the computer.
      Note: there must be a space after nslookup.
    3. Make note of the computer's DNS entry.
  13. Create a ticket, providing the following information in the description:
    • Printer domain name
    • Contact name
    • Phone number
    • Budgetary unit (four-letter department code)
    • Email address
    • Location of the printer (building and room)
    • Brand and model of the printer

Windows XP

  1. Log into Windows with administrative privileges.
  2. Click Start and then click Control Panel. Double-click "Add or Remove Programs."
  3. Click "Add/Remove Windows Components."
  4. Double-click "Other Network File and Print Services."
  5. Check the "Print Services for UNIX" box. Click OK. Click Next and then click Finish to save the changes.
  6. In the Control Panel, double-click Performance and Maintenance. Double-click Administrative Tools, then double-click Services, then double-click TCP/IP Print Server.
  7. Set Startup type to Automatic. Click OK.
  8. Click Start and then click Printers and Faxes. Right-click the printer to print from the mainframe. Click Sharing.
  9. Click the radio button for "Share this printer," and enter the Share name, for example, "winxp." Click OK.
  10. Click Start, then Run. Enter "cmd" and click OK.
  11. At the prompt, enter "ipconfig" and press Enter.
  12. Find your IP address prior to requesting a domain name (DNS).
  13. Locate your computer's DNS entry:
    1. Click Start, then All Programs, then Accessories, then Command Prompt.
    2. At the prompt, enter "nslookup  xx.xx.xx.xx" where xx.xx.xx.xx is the IP address of the computer.
      Note: there must be a space after nslookup.
    3. Make note of the computer's DNS entry.
  14. Create a ticket, providing the following information in the description:
    • Printer domain name
    • Contact name
    • Phone number
    • Budgetary unit (four-letter department code)
    • Email address
    • Location of the printer (building and room)
    • Brand and model of the printer

Updated 07/22/2015


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