Installing FindMe on MacOS

Step 1 -

Open system preferences. By default, you can access this from your toolbar by
clicking this icon:

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Step 2 -

Open the Printer & Scanners menu
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Step 3 -

Click the + button in the lower left corner of the window.

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Step 4 -

The Find Me queue needs to be added using the advanced menu.
This menu is
hidden by default, and we need to add it to the toolbar before we can use it.
To do
this, start by holding the control button while clicking on the ‘add’ window
toolbar.
This should open a small menu with a “Customize Toolbar” option.

Select this option.

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From there, you should be able to drag the “advanced’ icon onto the toolbar.

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When the icon has been added to the toolbar, you can select “done” to close the Customize Toolbar window.
You should now be able to click the “advanced” icon to
open the advanced printer menu.

Step 5 -

In the Advanced window, you will need to make the following changes:

  • Type’ needs to be changed to ‘Windows printer via spoolss
  • URL needs to be changed to smb://printserve.viu.ca/findme
  • Name should be changed to ‘Find Me
  • Use should be changed to ‘Generic PostScript Printer

When you’re finished, it should look like the image below:

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Press 'Add' to add the new printer queue to your Mac!

Please note that when you try to print, you will be asked to provide credentials.

You should enter your full VIU credentials including the VIU\ before your username.

For example:
Employees: A user with the username 'smithj' should enter 'viu\smithj'
Students: A user with student number '123456789' should enter 'viu\123456789'