New IMSS Print Server

As part of our ongoing process to upgrade and integrate our enterprise systems, we are planning to migrate all printers from our old print server, FC1C, to our new print server Print. Below you will find instructions for migrating from FC1C to Print, along with a list of the old printers and their corresponding new names on Print. If your printers are not part of our print servers, please disregard this post.

Windows 7 Users

If your computer is running Windows 7, please disregard this information. You will NOT need to make any changes to your printers. If you are not sure which operating system your computer is running, please click here.

NOTE: The old print server (FC1C) will be turned off on July 20th but you can move to the new server now.

Printers List:

New Printers - These printers were never on the old print server (FC1C), there are no changes necessary.

Old Printers - Please follow the instructions below.

Instructions on how to:

Adding/Replacing a Printer:

  1. Find the name of your printer that was on FC1C (old server) by going to
    • Start > Printers and Faxes or Start > Settings > Printers and Faxes
  2. Write down the name of the printer(s)
  3. Bring up the new print server
    • Start > Run> type \\print.caltech.edu and click Enter on your keyboard
  4. From the list of printers, double click on the new corresponding printer name on Print. You may also get a choice to make this your default printer
  5. Close the printer list window and please print something. (Note: you might see "Access denied, unable to connect" as the status of the printer. Please disregard this warning, you can still print, this warning will disappear in the near future.)

Deleting an Old Printer:

  1. Bring up the printers list:
    • Start > Printers and Faxes or Start > Settings > Printers and Faxes
  2. Delete the old/unwanted printer:
    • Right click on the printer and select Delete
  3. Close the printers list window

Designating a Printer as the Default Printer:

  1. Bring up the printers list
    • Start > Printers and Faxes or Start > Settings > Printers and Faxes
  2. Right click on the desired printer
  3. Select Set as Default Printer
  4. Close the printers list window

Determining Operating System

  1. Click on Start > Right click on "My Computer" > Properties
  2. A new window will come up and will state if you are running Windows 7 or Windows XP.