Creating network aliases and printing on a Mac

These instructions are compatible with Mac OS  10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), and 10.10 (Yosemite). You must be logged into your Google Apps Account to complete these instructions, which were written with Mac 10.7.5 (Lion).


This is a two step process:

  1. Installing network aliases
  2. Installing network print drivers

1. Installing network aliases

Connecting to network drives – Mac tutorial from the IT KnowledgeBase Video Library.


  1. Follow the Temporarily disable Gatekeeper instructions if you have a Mac 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer operating system
  2. Click
  3. At the Opening dialog box, select Save File, and then click OK
  4. When you receive the following dialog box, click OK
    Image of Create Share
  5. When prompted, enter your DePauw Account username, and then click OK
    Image of Enter Username
  6. When prompted, enter your DePauw Account (network) password, and then click OK
    Image of Enter Password
  7. When prompted, select your association with DePauw
    Image of Select Association
  8. Open the bouncing MacScripts icon in the dock
  9. Click OK
    Image of setup complete dialog box
  10. Double-click the appropriate alias to log into the network drive

2. To install network print drivers

  1. Delete any network printers you may have previously installed
  2. In the MACSCRIPTS window, double-click mapNetworkPrintersMac10.9
    Image of Network Printers Mac
  3. If the following warning displays, click Open
    Image of Are You Sure
  4. Click OK
    Image of printer description dialog box
  5. Enter your DePauw (network) username, click OK
    Image of username dialog box
  6. Enter your DePauw (network) password, click OK
    Image of password dialog box
  7. Choose the printer(s) you would like to install (Note: Hold down the command (Apple) key when clicking to select multiple printers.), then click OK to install printers (Note: If your printer is not listed, please contact the HelpDesk at (765) 658-4294 or
    Image of printer list
  8. In the Network Printer Setup Complete window, click OK
    Image of printer setup complete dialog box
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