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By Sameh Fouad ·
I am new to Netware networks, recently I became in charge for a company that has Netware server 4.1. I joined a Windows 98 workstation to the network (It was disconnected from the network for a while), I installed an hp 1100 printer locally connected to this pc. I succeeded and it prints, but when I restart the pc, the local printer icon in the printers folder changes to a network printer, and it tries to printer to a network port, I ended capturing this port, even tried to delete it and capture the local LPT port, it works. But still I have to do this everytime the user start his pc.
Any help.!! Is there is a scrupt or something (locally or on the server and where can I find it?)
PS. When the same user with the account logon to the network thru another pc which has a local printer, everything works fine.

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by dragon_45 In reply to Local Printer

Have you checked the login script? Is it capturing any ports. Before login, uncheck the automatic close window. You will then be able to see what the mapping and/or capturing commands it is executing.

Good Luck
Richard F. Bolha

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by Carpetpisser In reply to Local Printer

Have you tried using regedit, searching the regisry for any old print queue identifications and deleting them? Also, verify that there is not a shortcut to some old printer information in the startup folder or maybe even in the HKEY_Local Machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run key of the registry.

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by HSDoctor In reply to Local Printer

Do you know whether or not the computer is running NPrinter. We ran that for a while when we couldn't get Network Printers. IF I remember correctly this is setup in the "start Menu" on the C drive.

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by pierrejamme In reply to Local Printer

Answer number one probably has it. You need to change the login script to capture LPt2 or higher unless you need lpt1 for a DOS program.
Login script has to be accessed by an admin equivalent and is located in SYS:public\win32\nwadmin32.exe
Right mouse on the tree and select the login script tab.

To tell you the truth, not even sure you still need captures anymore. I still use it from previous versions and not sure it is required now. Try it without capturing lpt1 by remming out the statement with a semicolon (

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by BudTheGrey In reply to Local Printer

Usually, the first place to look is in the login script. However, if the same user can log in to a different computer and the LPT port is not capured (confirm at a DOS prompt with CAPTURE /SHOW), then a login script is less liley to be the culprit-- still possible, but less likely.

It sounds like there is a persistent capture for that printer on that computer. Log in to the server, but don't end the capture. Current netware client software puts a "N" icon in the system tray. Right click on that, and choose "Novell capture printer". Choose the LPT1 port and click on "end capture". This should end the persistent capture. An alternative method is to edit the registry. Do a search for "persistent" and follow your nose.

Doesn't the 1100 come with a USB port? That would be a very simple way to side-step this problem.

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