The UMass Amherst community can print documents from anywhere on campus to the black-and-white or color printers in the Learning Commons or Computer Classrooms. Setup is easy. Simply download the remote printing software and print as you usually would using the Pay-for-Print system in the OIT Computer Classrooms. Remote printing is most useful to laptop users.
Note: If you last installed remote printing software before September 1, 2012, please uninstall the Pharos remote printing software from your computer before installing the latest version, below. To install the latest version, you must be logged in as a LOCAL ADMINISTRATOR (or use the RUN AS.. command). This software cannot be downloaded from off-campus.
Service Note: Before you start to install the desired printer driver package on your computer, we strongly recommend that you take the time to make sure your computer's software and operating system are updated to avoid unexpected issues while printing.
To set up your computer to print to the Learning Commons or Computer Classrooms, download the installer for the remote printing software to your computer by selecting your operating system below. Run the installer and follow the prompts to install the software.
Windows 7 (exe, 804 KB)
This printer package can be installed on computers with Microsoft Windows 7 running on a 32 or 64-bit operating system. OIT supports the following Windows 7 editions: Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate.
Windows Vista & XP (exe, 804 KB)
This printer package can be installed on computers with Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Vista running on a 32 or 64-bit operating system. OIT supports the following Windows Vista editions: Vista Business, Vista Enterprise, Vista Ultimate, Vista Home Basic, and Vista Home Premium. All Windows XP editions are currently supported.
Macintosh 10.5 to 10.7 on PowerPC or Intel processors (dmg, 535 KB)
After you've downloaded the software, save the file to your computer and follow the instructions to install the software. Note:
Macintosh 10.8 (Mountain Lion ONLY) (dmg, 879 KB)
After you've downloaded the software, save the file to your computer and follow the instructions to install the software. Once you start to print your first document, it will ask you to install the printer driver onto your Mac. Once the printer driver is installed successfully, the document will then proceed with the printing process. Notes:
Once you have installed the remote printing software, you can open a file as usual, then send it to the Learning Commons or Computer Classrooms for printing.
In the Print window, select either the color or black-and-white printing queue as your printer: