Academic and Administrative Department Printer Installation

This page will walk you through the steps to install a printer in an academic or administrative department on campus.

Printing Quick Links


Faculty and Staff


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  1. In the Windows Search type: \\ and click enter.
  2. A window will open showing the list of available printers.
  3. Double click the printer (or printers) you want to install and wait for it or them to install.
  4. Test the printer.

If the printer you wish to install is not found in the list of printers, please contact the Technology Helpline.


Printer installation is done with the Managed software Center. The Managed Software Center is an App included on Gustavus imaged Macintosh computers running OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or newer.

It is a self-service tool that allows you to install Gustavus-owned software and printers without needing a member of GTS to locate the software and install it for you. Managed Software Center also installs OS X software updates.

Locating Managed Software Center

  • Use Spotlight and type in Managed Software Center


  • Navigate to the Applications folder and launch Managed Software Center

Once opened Managed Software Center should look similar to the image below. Managed Software Center's main page includes an alphabetical list of all software and printers available for your Mac as well as a list of links to useful websites located on the right hand side of the window.


Installing Printers

Installing printers with Managed Software Center is easy. Simply click the install button located near the printer you'd like to install. Managed Software Center takes care of the rest!

To more easily locate software you can sort by categories. See the image below:


After clicking the Install button for a piece of software you'd like to install Managed Software Center will begin downloading the software from Gustavus' servers.


If the printer you wish to install is not in the list of available printers, please contact the Technology Helpline.

Removing Printers

Managed Software Center's 'My Items' tab gives a list of software and printers installed by Managed Software Center. If you'd like to remove software or printers installed by Managed Software Center simply click the Remove button across from the software or printer you'd like to remove.