Mac automatic printer configuration with printers on a WIndows network

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by hyperipod, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. hyperipod macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2010
    I work as an IT technician for a Windows-based company but we do have a few Macs and I was wondering how can I easily configure a Mac with a network printer without going on the Internet to download the drivers?

    On the Windows PCs, for example, I simply open //servername/ in Explorer and then I see all the printers on the network and I can simply right-click on them to get a driver and install the printer automatically (no it's not a batch file, it's really a Windows function)

    But on the Mac, for example with a Xerox C75, we have to go on the Internet to download the driver straigth from Xerox else it wouldn,t properly configure itself...

    So, my question is, how can the Mcs see all of those printers at once?
    And once they see them, why the hell doesn't it already select the right driver?

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