How to add a Network Printer in Windows 7

By Rory Monaghan



So this came up a few weeks ago as  a question where I work. Sometimes I take for granted the small things like this. After getting asked again for the 4th time in a couple of weeks I decided I’d blog about it. My usual App-V readers probably won’t find this one too interesting but here we go. This is how you can add a network printer on Windows 7.

First, obviously you should know the name of the printer you want to add. So walk your ass over to the printer nearest to you and take note of the same. Go back to your desk and navigate to Devices and Printers on your start menu


When in Devices and Printers you can right click and select Add Printer within the white space where your printers should be. Select Add a Printer

Next Select Add a Network Printer

Next Select the Printer I want wasn’t listed

Next Select Find a printer in the directory, based on location or Feature and hit next.

Next you’ll want to click on the Name Column. This will organize all of the available printer alphabetically. Then you can select the printer you want by browsing to it. You can just double click on your printer and it should install the correct printer drivers and automatically set this as your default printer. Next time you go to print you’ll now be printing to the correct printer.

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