Teaching and Research Printing

SILS faculty, staff, and student employees can print work-related documents on the SILS office printers:

Printing from a SILS Windows computer

  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. Type \\sils-pelican and press enter.
  3. Double-click on the printer you want to add.
  4. Once the driver installs, the printer should be available to select from any application's print menu.

Printing from a Personal Computer (Windows)

  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. Type \\sils-pelican.ad.unc.edu and press enter.
  3. When prompted for credentials, enter:
        username: ad\your-onyen
        password: your onyen password
    Do not have Windows remember your onyen password; otherwise, it may lock you out the next time you change it.
  4. Double-click on the printer you want to add.
  5. Once the driver installs, the printer should be available to select from any application's print menu.

Printing from a Personal Computer (OSX/macOS)

  1. Install the printer driver from the SILS Apps folder.
    1. Open Finder and select Go > Connect to Server.
    2. Enter smb://storage.unc.edu/SILS/apps as the server address.
    3. Enter your onyen and onyen password when prompted for credentials.
    4. Open the Printer Drivers and OSX sub-folder and to find the driver.
  2. From the System Preferences menu, select Printer & Scanners.
  3. Click the plus sign to begin adding the new printer.
  4. Click the gear-shaped Advanced icon in the toolbar. If you don't see an Advanced icon:
    1. Hold down the control key and click the grey area around the icons and search bar.
    2. Click Customize...
    3. Drag the Advanced icon onto the toolbar.
    4. Click Done to return to the Add menu
  5. Click the Advanced icon.
  6. From the Type drop-down, select Windows printer via spoolss.
  7. In the URL box, enter smb://SILS-Pelican.ad.unc.edu/PrinterName (replace PrinterName with either SILS-Copier or SILS-HP-Color)
  8. In the Name box, enter the name you'd like displayed in your computer's printer list.
  9. From the Use dropdown, select Select Software... and scroll to the correct driver.
    1. The SILS-HP-Color driver the HP M651.
  10. Click OK, and the printer should be listed in any application's print menu.
  11. You may be prompted for a password when you print. If so, use your onyen login.