How to Connect/Install an On-Campus Acadia Printer


There are several options for connecting to on-campus printers and copiers

The following provides:

  1. Names of common On-Campus Printers/Copiers
  • Note: Please use manufacturer guides for the installation of personal printers (for use off campus or in residence rooms).  
  • Note: These instructions exclude desktop/laser/ink jet printers not associated with Konica Minolta. 
  1. Installation Instructions
    1. Windows Operating System
    2. MAC Operating Systems,
      1. Adding Secure Print Video
      2. Step by Step Instructions Departmental Printers
    3. Linux Operating Systems

Common Printers

Konica Minolta Multi-Functional Devices are found across campus, located in most departments and in the Library.  


Accessible to Instructions

Faculty, staff and students

Select Secure Print for additional information on its functionality 

Secure Print allows you to print a document, then release and collect at any Konica Minolta device on campus. 

Students use Secure-Print for on campus printing located in the Library.

Department Printers

Faculty and staff


See below for instructions. 

To print, must select the name of the printer.





Faculty, staff and students


Use Secure Print or Mobility Print for printing

To copy, access the printer with your Network ID or your ID card. 

Installation Instructions

Install information based on your operating system:

Mac OS
Ubuntu Linux



  1. Press the Windows Key  on your keyboard
  2. Type \\ and hit enter.
  3. If prompted, acadia\username in the username field
    • Please ensure that you use acadia\ in front of your username (noting the direction of the slash), or it will not work.
  4. Complete by typing your password in the password field.
  5. Find the printer you are looking to add:
    • Secure-Print for Secure Print Release or Find-Me printing. or, 
    • Find your departmental printer/copier for normal departmental printing. (Faculty/Staff)
    • Double-click on the printer to select the appropriate one.
  6. A dialog box may pop-up and ask you to Install the driver, click Install Driver
  7. Depending on your security settings it may ask you to continue, press continue if prompted.
  8. Repeat steps for all printers

Mac OS

Printing requires Mac OS 10.14 or above

NEW: Try our new printer installer script for Mac!

Download and run the script found here.
In the Script Editor app on your Mac, click the Run button in the toolbar.
Follow the on screen instructions. 


Adding Secure Print Video

MAC OS Step by Step Instructions

  1. Download and install the necessary printer drivers for your printer.
  2. Ensure that you install the appropriate driver from the below links before continuing, or the rest of the steps will fail. 

  1. Open the Apple menu in the top left
  2. Click on System Preferences
  3. Click on Printers & Scanners, Printers, or Print and Fax.
  4. Click on the plus (+) to add a printer
  5. If the Advanced button is not on the toolbar, then do the following
    1. Control key + single mouse button click (aka: right click) the Toolbar at the top
    2. Select Customize Toolbar
    3. Drag Advanced button onto the Toolbar and click Done
    4. Select Advanced on the toolbar and wait for “Type” to fill in
    5. Change Type to "Windows printer via spoolss"
    6. In the URL field type (replacing 'printername' with the proper name for the printer you are installing):
  6. In the Name field, type the printername again.
  7. Leave the Location field blank.
  8. In the Print Using or Use field, change to "Select Printer Software…" and search for the printer’s manufacturer and model number. (See above for printer models)
  9. Select the driver and click OK
  10. Click the Add button to add the selected printer, then click OK on the next window if one opens
  11. Please note: The first time you attempt to print you be will asked for your network password. Ensure you enter acadia\yourusername as the username, making sure to use the proper slash.
    1. If you get the Hold for Authentication error, there was an issue with your username or password.
  12. Open the Keychain Access program, delete the entry for the printer, and try again.

Ubuntu Linux

This method requires Ubuntu 8.10 or above

  1. To install a network printer in Linux, begin by choosing "Administration" from the pull down menu, then "Printing", as shown.


  1. Click the "New" button to activate the Add Printer wizard. The wizard will initially search for any printers available on your local subnet. The option to install a network printer is available near the bottom of the list which appears, and is labelled "Windows Printer via SAMBA".
  2. If you're missing the option, SAMBA is not installed. You can install it via the terminal by openning up a new terminal session and typing:

sudo apt-get install smbclient

  1. You may be prompted to install some updates, just follow the instructions in the terminal window. 
  2. On the New Printer configuration page, first enter the path to the printer you wish to install. The paths to common public printers are found at the end of this document. When path has been entered, also enter your username and password, in the format shown.

  1. When you have completed the configuration page, click "Forward." The "Verify" button will fail, but you should still be able to print. If printing does not work, the most likely causes are that the credentials were wrong (missing acadia\ usually), you do not have permission to print on the printer you installed, or you chose the wrong driver. 
  2. The next page of the wizard is the Driver Configuration page. On this page, select a manufacturer appropriate to the printer you are attempting to install, and proceed to the next stage, where you will select the model appropriate to the printer. Make and model of common public printers are found at the end of this document.
  3. When complete, activate the "Forward" button one final time. This will complete the wizard and add the printer to your device list.
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