How do I enable printing on my University computer?

Printing was disabled on all University owned computers at the beginning of July due to a known critical security vulnerability in Windows. Microsoft have now supplied a fix for the vulnerability

The fix to Microsoft’s printing security vulnerability will be applied gradually across all staff and student PCs on campus over the coming week. Printing will be enabled on all PCs once the fix has been applied. If you need to enable printing as soon as possible, you will need to check for updates while connected to the University network

  • Open the Check for Updates menu. If the link to the left doesn't work, you can do this manually by typing "updates" in to the search box at the bottom-left of the screen then click on the result named "Check for updates"
  • Click Check for updates and install any updates that are found
  • Printing should be available about an hour after installing updates
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