Creating network aliases and printing on a Mac

These instructions are compatible with Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), and 10.9 (Mavericks). 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 MacScripts.dmg
  3. When prompted, enter your DePauw Account username and password, and then click OK
    Image of HelpDesk Downloads Login

  4. In the Opening MacScripts.dmg window, select Save FileOK
    Image of Opening Mac Scripts dialog box
  5. In the Downloads window, double-click MacScripts.dmg
    Image of MacScripts.dmg file
  6. Minimize your browser, and then double-click the MACSCRIPTS icon on your desktop
    Image of MACSCRIPTS icon
  7. Double-click createNetworkAliases7.3
    Image of Create Network Aliases 7.3
  8. Click Open (Note: If you receive a file corrupt error message when you click open, you need to go back to step 1 and temporarily disable Gatekeeper.)
    Image of create network aliases dialog box
  9. Open the bouncing createNetworkAliases7.3 icon in the dock
  10. Click OK
    Image of description of network aliases
  11. Enter your DePauw (network) username, click OK
    Image of username dialog box
  12. Enter your DePauw (network) password, click OK
    Image of password dialog box
  13. Select your association (i.e. Student, Faculty, or Staff) (Note: This step may take several seconds to complete.)
    Image of association dialog box
  14. Click OK
    Image of setup complete dialog box
  15. 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. Click Open
    Image of Are You Sure
  4. Open the bouncing mapNetworkPrintersMac10.9 icon in the dock
  5. Click OK
    Image of printer description dialog box
  6. Enter your DePauw (network) username, click OK
    Image of username dialog box
  7. Enter your DePauw (network) password, click OK
    Image of password dialog box
  8. 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
  9. In the Network Printer Setup Complete window, click OK
    Image of printer setup complete dialog box
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