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By curtis864 ·
I am working on a problem in my school's guidance department. To start out, they logged on to an NT domain and used a laserjet printer over the network. It is captured as LPT1. The guidance counselor wants to keep the old printer for printing student schedules and reports, and the new inkjet for printing all other documents. I need to know how to configure this. When i tried ending capture and recapturing as LPT2, then installing the inkjet on LPT1, all jobs sent to the inkjet were sent to the laser. I did not try to restart. My ideas so far are:

1. Try restarting with the captured network laserjet as LPT2 and the local inkjet as LPT1.

2. Leaving the laser captured as LPT1 and go into BIOS and set the local port as LPT2

I do not know much about the network setup since it is seperate from the student network. The counselor's computer is running either Windows 95 or 98. Thanks in advance for the help.

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by spiceman In reply to 2 Printers - 1 network 1 ...

what you are doing is more complex than needed. In NT domain any printer that is shared is a network printer and any workstation can have access to that printer once it is installed on the workstation by adding a printer and selecting network printer. Both printers can be on LPT1 of two different computers and capture need not be used.

good luck

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by anton26 In reply to 2 Printers - 1 network 1 ...

Capturing network-printer is needed only when you want to print from a DOS program. If you don't have any DOS program, then stop capturing the network-printer so that you can use LPT1 for your local printer.

By selecting your network-printer as default printer, all jobs will be sent to the network-printer by default.

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by software architect In reply to 2 Printers - 1 network 1 ...

Above 2 answers are correct. I would just like to add this I learned the hard way. Never...Never capture a network printer to LPT1. The system looks for this first and can cause problems. I had this happen to me a couple years back. An the error I got was " There is an error printing from the network printer". As always the error was very informative.

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by JackieB In reply to 2 Printers - 1 network 1 ...

On our NT network, we install TCP/IP Printing in the Control Panel/Network area and then configure the network printer to use an lpr type port, leaving the LPT1 empty for local use. This way we share the network printer between all the network users. And the LPT1 can be used for a local printer, if needed. Once you select a printer as yoour default, you will print to it all the time unless you direct a print job to the other printer. Jackie

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by Maity-boy In reply to 2 Printers - 1 network 1 ...

Get a hold of jet admin it should be available from HP and install it either on the server or on the local machine. When you run jetadmin you should be able to create a Jetadmin port and connect directly to the network printer through that then set up the deskjet locally on lpt1. If you set jetadfmin up on the server then you have to share the printer out from there and connect to the share fromn the Local machine.

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