Network Printers

Overview Network printers owned by departments at BUSM, SPH, GMS and BUMC Administration are eligible to be configured on the network for shared printing. Additionally, network-enabled copiers can be configured to scan to email and to the Y drive. 

The BU Office of Sustainability and BUMC IT recommend network printers instead of personal printers to promote conservation of energy, paper and money.

Available To Faculty, Staff, Researchers, Students, Departments
Benefits
  • One-click configuration for PCs
  • Defaults such as two-sided printing or monochrome-only can be set by departments
  • Printers are assigned permanent network adresses to promote stability
  • Configuration of advanced copier features
Key Features
  • Print jobs can be submitted from any computer on the BU campus network or connected through the VPN.
  • Optionally, we can restrict access to your printers based on AD ACLs (Access Control Lists in Active Directory).
  • Individuals can view their current page allocation, manage their print jobs, and view their printing history.
  • We provide technical support for individuals trying to print.
  • Initial print allocations are applied automatically each semester.
  • We monitor print queues to detect and correct problems.
  • We will provide you with basic instruction and guidance in best practices for running your printers.
  • We can provide print activity reports.
  • We provide a website displaying queue information.
Requirements
  • A business class printer with a wired network port is required for use on our network. High technological requirements and security restrictions on BUMC’s wireless network make configuration of wireless printers impossible. (View our printer recommendations)
  • Your department is responsible for day to day operation. Someone in your department must be responsible for:
    • ensuring the printer is on and functional
    • replenishing paper and toner in the printer
    • ensuring the printer is serviced regularly (typically, BUMC printers are serviced by Terminal)
Getting Started