Mounting the Poster Printer Samba Shared Disk on WinXP

  1. These instructions show how to mount the samba share containing the Windows poster printer drivers and the printer accounting software client needed to print to the poster printer.
  2. Your computer must be attached to the 128.114.68, 128.114.69, or 128.114.25 campus network subnets.
  3. Open a file system browser. One way to do this is to select "My Computer" from the "Start" menu.
  4. Select "My Network Places" under the "Other Places" menu in the left side bar of the file system browser.
  5. Select "Add a network place" in the "Network Tasks" menu in the left side bar of the file system browser.
  6. A "Add Network Place Wizard" will popup.
  7. Click "Next".
  8. Select "Choose another network location" and click "Next".
  9. In the "Internet or network address:" field type: "\\print.pmc.ucsc.edu\posterprinter" and click "Next".
  10. In the "Type a name for this network place:" field type: "posterprinter" and click "Next".
  11. Click "Finish".
  12. "posterprinter" will now be mounted in your "My Network Places".