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By pwojcieh ·
I have a small network, (3 computers and a notebook) that have a labarnth of printers attached. One computer has a laser engraver and a hp1100, which is on the server. The second computer has an epson and and different laser engraver. The third has no physical printer attached to the lpt1 but has a engraver attached to the lpt2 physical port.

I set up the printers so that they are shared printers. I can get the hp1100 to print to and from all the computers in Windows mode. But the HP1100 needs to print a dos based program on the computer that has no physical printer on it's lpt1 port. I can get it to print to dos if I make it the default printer. But it can't be the default printer because it needs to be the engraver, also a dos based program. The computer used to have a hpiii on it and it was also shared and it was able to print w/o it being the default printer. It I make the HP1100 the default printer, it prints to both DOS and windows programs. But if it's not it won't work. I tried in

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by Chipmunk In reply to Printer Problems

I'm not sure if this will help, but worth a try. Crate a batch file:

net use lpt2: \\computer name\printer share name

put the batch file in your StartUp folder double click on it.

Then logoff as a different user and log back in. This will crate a pif file then move your batch file into another folder on you C

Go into properties of the pif file - program tab and edit the path of your batch file in the cmd. and also put a check mark in "close on exit"

Hope this helps

Alvin

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by Mad Max In reply to Printer Problems

In the Printer properties panel of the HP1100 on the PC you want to use the LPT port go to details and the port should be something like \\computername\sharename

Click on capture printer port and enter the name as detailed in port. Put tick in reconnect at logon and all is done. Should now work more reliably.

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by dman In reply to Printer Problems

If you remove the HP111 Driver and allow the printer to be on LPT 1 and not 2 you may find the problem will sort itself out. I often find that with other printers and that simple thing fixes the problem quite often

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by ms7212 In reply to Printer Problems

I agree with capturing the port. I do the same thing using windows and a DOS program. If you capture the port and are sure of the path, it should work. You may need to tell the DOS program which one is the default. Also remember if you should have to reconfigure that printer outside of DOS, you may have to do this all over again.

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