Add Printer to UTRGV Computer Using PowerBroker for Windows OS

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PowerBroker allows full-time employees to add a printer to a Windows OS computer without the assistance of the IT Service Desk. Full-time employees can also use PowerBroker to install software and make minor changes to their university-owned computers.

To Add a Konica Printer on a UTRGV PC (note you will need the IP Address of the printer and be located on campus):

  1. Search for and open Software Center .
  2. From the Applications tab click on Konica Drivers
  3. Click Install or Reinstall
  4. The Konica Minolta Printer Installer window will open
  5. Check the box to Agree to the End User License Agreement
  6. Click Next
  7. Cancel the Search and select the option Specify manually 
  8. Under  IPv4,IPv6 Address/IP Host Name: section type in the IP Address of the printer
  9. Click Next
  10. Click Install (installation process will start)
  11. Adjust printer properties or preferences if desired, or click Finish

To Add a non-Konica Printer:

  1. Open the Add Printer shortcut located on your Desktop.
  2. Select Yes on the authorize application window. 
  3. Click Add a Printer
  4. On the first screen, select "The printer that I want isn’t listed."
  5. Click Next.
  6. Select Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname.
  7. Click Next.
  8. In the Hostname or IP address field: Enter the IP address of the printer.
  9. Click Next.
  10. After the TCP/IP port is detected, ensure Standard option is selected and click Next.
  11. Select the printer manufacturer and model, and click Next.

NOTE:  You may need to download drivers from the manufacturer’s website. Simply right-click on the file and select “UTRGV-Run Elevated” to install the drivers.

To Obtain the IP Address or Mac Address of a Konica Printer see article here:

For MAC computers, visit this article.

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