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Capturing printer port WinNt

By vincentl ·
I would like to know how to capture a printer port on WinNT workstation 4.0 that is using Microsoft client for novell. I know it is possable with novell client 32, but we do not use the Novell prodect.

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by zlitocook In reply to Capturing printer port Wi ...

You use the add printer wizard, after adding the printer.
In the printers folder,double click the add printer, the add printer wizard box comes up,choose the network printer server option click next.
In the shared printers list, double click the servers, select the printer you want to use,install the printer driver. then right click the printer and select what you want, capture ect.

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by vincentl In reply to Capturing printer port Wi ...

I am not mearly trying to redirect printing to a network computer. What I am trying to do is redirect a printer port such as LPT1: or 2: I need to print from a DOS program that requires a LPT1: fromat. I also need to do this without print queueor shares. we print diredtly to our HP Jetdirect.

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Not a problem. Net use can do the trick.

net use LPT1: /delete
net use LPT1: \\servername\queuename

The first line clears the assignment, if any, and the second line assigns the LPT port. This will work for printers on NT and Novell servers.

We usually put this in a batch file then drop it into the Startup Folder.

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by vincentl In reply to Capturing printer port Wi ...

I do know this but the problem is that there is no queuename because we are printing directly to the printer using the HP print wizard. I need to know if there is a way to capture LPT1: without using a shared printer or a queue. I have alreadyused the NET USE command but it is only usefull when you have a Queue or a shared printer to address it to.

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Yes, you are absolutely right. If you are using Jet Direct you do not have a Queue. Sorry I didn't get that from your post.

We use Jet Direct as well. I have one DOS app that requires a LPT assigment, I put Jet Direct software on one of the NTservers and shared the Queue. This is the only way I know to make it work.

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Opps, I meant to say shared the printer.

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by vincentl In reply to Capturing printer port Wi ...

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by HiltonT In reply to Capturing printer port Wi ...

Hi,

Maybe replacing your Novell Server with Windows 2000? It makes life hella easier!

Regards,
Hilton

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by vincentl In reply to Capturing printer port Wi ...

I don't think that the server is the problem. I could put a print queque on a NT server and it would work. I was trying to do this without having a queque on any server and have since found out the only way to do this is to share a printer on the system on witch I want to redirect the printer and use the NET USE command. Thanks anyway

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