This option is hidden in Mac OS. I describe the procedure for Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8). It works as well with previous versions of Mac OS. Where necessary, additional information for previous versions is provided.
This pane can be accessed using two methods
where name-of-your-printer is the name of the desired printer (e.g., MF7NW, hpcolor3a). Students must use svstud to access psstud02 and/or psstud05.
smb:TUE/winp3.campus.tue.nl/name-of-your-printer or smb:TUE/svstud.win.tue.nl/name-of-your-printer
Do NOT drop the
.campus.tue.nl suffix; while it might work, it will not work in all situations.
smb://TUE/username:firstname.lastname@example.org/name-of-your-printer or smb://TUE/username:email@example.com/name-of-your-printer
where username is your Windows username, password is your Windows password, and printer is the name of the desired printer (e.g., MF7NW, hpcolor3a, etc.). Students must use svstud to access psstud02 and/or psstud05.
Note that this method (the only one available in Tiger) has the drawback that it stores your password in a plain text file on your machine. Although it is only readable by root, it is better to avoid such things. Furthermore, the password is shown when you inspect the settings of the printer. To avoid this, upgrade to Leopard and follow the instructions below instead.
The first time you print, you may get a dialog box with the question to authenticate. Use here:
If the authentication dialog box doesn't appear, open the printer dialog (printer icon will appear in the dock when you issue a print job). You will find that the queue is paused due to an authentication error. Click on Resume and the authentication dialog will be presented to you.
For Laserjet 4100 printers such as psstud0x, you must select 'Use Straight Paper Path' in the 'Finishing' section of your print options to make the printer use paper from it's tray rather than asking you to manually feed it paper.
Note The username-password combination is stored under the name of the printer. So when you use as the name of the printer a name you used before, the stored username-password combination is used, which may be out of date. If you have troubles with authentication, check your Keychain and remove stale items.
This method is verified from February 2009 onwards on different Mac machines. Variations on the smb: URI scheme that might have worked in the past may have subtle issues now. Using names other than winp3.campus.tue.nl (such as winp3.win.tue.nl, the short name winp3, or the IP address) is NOT recommended because of possible Kerberos-issues.
The methods for Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard do not seem to work with Lion any more. Mac OS Lion no longer has the open source Samba implementation but something “home grown” and it refuses to connect to winp3.
We have verified the method above on one Mac OS X Lion machine. Note the subtle difference in URI (dropping the TUE/ part). If you still have problems printing, please report to BCF helpdesk so that we can verify the procedure on another machine.
EXTRA NOTES FOR LION: it seems that SOME machines with Lion are indeed unable to connect to winp3. In one instance this was fixed by doing the following after installing the printer using the Print & Scan preferences, as described above: - open a terminal - edit /etc/cups/printer.conf - change the line 'AuthInfoRequired negotiate' to 'AuthInfoRequired username,password' - restart the machine - (optionally) remove all keychain related items to the printer you wish to print to - ONLY enter your username as 'username' in the authentication dialog that pops up upon printing (i.e. do NOT enter any prefix with TUE/)
UPDATE FOR MOUNTAIN LION Working solution for Lion and Newer OS X (below for MOUNTAIN LION in Chem Dept.)\ System Preferences > Print&Scan > + > Top menu right click customize and add Advanced > Advanced > Type:Windows URL: XXXXXX.chem.tue.nl:139/YYYYYY in which X:Server Name (i.e. STPRINT) and y: is the printer name (i.e. ST-XMFC666) Fill name and loc USE proper driver (INSTALL FROM XEROX website L:http://www.support.xerox.com/support/workcentre-7328-7335-7345-7346/file-download/enus.html?operatingSystem=macosx&fileLanguage=en_GB&&associatedProduct=workcentre-7328-35-45-46-built-in-controller&contentId=121426&from=downloads&viewArchived=false)
Log in name is WITHOUT “TUE/” prefix! WITHOUT “.” NT Username format: nsurname (if username is not asked at the beginning then add printer first and send a document to the printer to be asked login credentials.