Printing in the SILS Lab
SILS has a CCI printer installed in the SILS Computer Lab in Manning Hall. The free printing allotment that is issued to all free-paying students can be used at the print station in the SILS Lab.
This allotment is applied to your One Card and is used toward printing in supported locations. Details on CCI printing, including campus locations are here:
Instructions on installing the CCI printing client on your personal laptop are here:
Faculty & Researchers - Printing with a PC
If you are teaching or working on a SILS-funded research project you may print to printers in the SILS office. The steps below describe how to add these printers to a SILS computer or to your personal laptop.
1. SILS Computers
To see the available printers from Windows, go to the START button and select RUN. Type in \\sils-pelican and click OK. Click to highlight the printer you wish to add. Right-click on that printer and choose "Connect". Click "yes" to install the print driver.
2. Personal Laptops
Since personal laptops are not part of the campus domain, there are some extra steps. To view the available printers, go to the START button and select RUN. Type in \\sils-pelican.ad.unc.edu and click OK. When you are prompted for your login credentials, use this format for the username: "ad\onyen" (no quotes) and supply your UNC onyen password. Do not check the box to remember (cache) your password. If it is cached it may lock out your account when the password expires.
Next click to highlight the printer you wish to add (typically "sils-copier"). Right-click on that printer and choose "Connect". Click "yes" to install the print driver.
*** NOTE *** This printer may become unavailable after your UNC Onyen password expires (every 90 days). To remedy this, browse the print server again to enter your new Onyen password. Go to the START button and select RUN. Type in \\sils-pelican.ad.unc.edu and click OK and enter your credentials again as described above.
Faculty & Researchers Printing with a Mac
- My Computer
- Labs and Equipment
- Instructional Technology
- Mac FAQs
- Remote Access
- Using SILS Servers