Computer Support

Installing an LCB Network Printer

Access to network printers hosted within LCB facilities is restricted to authorized users only. By default, all LCB faculty, staff and Ph.D. candidates are given access to the network printer in their area. Before attempting to install a network printer, verify you have the appropriate access permissions by contacting the LeBow Tech Help Desk at lcbtech@drexel.edu.

A list of all available network printers can be found within the LCB Network Printer Guide.


Windows 10 Users

  1. In the Cortana search field to the right of the Windows menu, enter \\lcbprint.lebow.drexel.edu.
  2. Sign in using your Drexel credentials.
    • NOTE: If you are not using a Drexel owned computer, you must enter your username preceded by drexel\ (ex. drexel\abc123).
  3. Within the LCBPRINT share window, locate the printer you wish to install.
  4. Double-click the printer.
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions. The server will automatically install the correct driver for you.
    • NOTE: The installation process make take several minutes depending on your network connection, so please be patient.
  6. Once the printer queue opens, the printer has been installed.

Windows 7 Users

NOTE: It is strongly recommended that you upgrade to Windows 10. Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7 after January 14, 2020. If you are unable to upgrade, follow the directions below to install an LCB network printer.

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. In the Run text field, enter \\lcbprint.lebow.drexel.edu.
  3. Sign in using your Drexel credentials.
    • NOTE: If you are not using a Drexel owned computer, you must enter your username preceded by drexel\ (ex. drexel\abc123).
  4. Within the LCBPRINT share window, locate the printer you wish to install.
  5. Double-click the printer.
  6. Follow the onscreen instructions. The server will automatically install the correct driver for you.
    • NOTE: The installation process make take several minutes depending on your network connection, so please be patient.
  7. Once the printer queue opens, the printer has been installed.

macOS Users

NOTE: Before you begin, you must have the correct drivers installed on your computer as the server will not be able to automatically install them. Please consult the LCB Network Printer Guide to download the appropriate drivers.

  1. Open the Apple menu.
  2. Select System Preferences….
  3. Select Printers & Scanners.
  4. Select the + icon at the bottom of the Printers window.
  5. Select Advanced.
    • NOTE: If you do not see Advanced in the toolbar:
      a. Right-click on the toolbar.
      b. Select Customize Toolbar…
      c. Locate the Advanced gear icon and then drag it to the toolbar in the Add window under the current window.
      d. Select Done.
  6. Complete the information form as follows:
    • Type: select Windows printer via spools.
    • URL: enter smb://lcbprint.lebow.drexel.edu/PrinterName.
    • Name: enter a name that will be easily recognizable to you.
  7. From the Use: dropdown, select Select Software….
  8. Use the search field to find the printer type you are installing.
  9. Select the correct driver from the list that appears.
  10. Select OK.
  11. Select Add.
  12. The printer is now installed and you can close the System Preferences window.

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