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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.!!
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 Brian In reply to Local Printer

You can try updating the Novell client. You can download a new client from Novell's website.

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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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