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By e2thell ·
There are two dos related programs on the above mentioned servers that must print to an lpt1 port. There is a physical printer assigned to these nt workstations and another captured port via the network. The captured port is for a power ranger printer that prints no matter which printer the job is sent to. Is there a way to have two physical ports in nt4 workstation? If so what must I do? If not what can be done. I've even installed the netware client services which resulted in one major headache and nightmare. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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by jim_rau In reply to Netware5, NtServer, and N ...

Your requirements seem pretty straight forward, maybe I don't quite understand the question. So here is a setup option that should do what you require.

The printer you have physically attached to an NT workstation (with a printer cable and printer) is setup as local printer. When you choose local printer during the add printer wizard you will get prompted for the port, choose LPT1. Load the drivers when prompted, name it, etc. When you finish you should be able to print to this print from NT(do the test page when prompted).

Open the printer folder, right-click on the printer you just added and choose to capture the printer. Fill-in the info for LPT1 and when you are done you should be able to print to this printer from the DOS applications too.

If you want two physical printers on this workstation you have to have two parallel ports (usually a computer has one, not two). So you have to install an add-in card (hardware) and setup the card in NT so it knows both. Go thru the setup I described abov

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by andrew.capel In reply to Netware5, NtServer, and N ...

To get two physical printer ports on a workstation you will need to add a PCI/ISA expansion card with the additional port. The port will usually be addressed as LPT2. I got a bit lost when you say the dos programs must print to an lpt1 port (do you mean parallel port) - if you have two printer ports they would be called lpt1 and lpt2. If you are saying that each of these dos programs should print to a different parallel printer on lpt1, then the solution might be to disable completely the internal printer port and then map shared printers to lpt1 using the NET USE command. This could be placed in a batch file running the dos program, for example,
NET USE LPT1: \\Server\printername
If the printer on "Server" was shared as "printername". If you use this don't forget to disconnect from the printer before you try to connect to another printer using,
NET USE LPT1: /DELETE

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