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By awallis@palliativecare. ·
We are on a WAN, queue based printing (no printers hooked up to the back of a computer). A small percentage of my users cannot print from DOS, but most have that capability. We are all, however, able to print from Windows. We all belong to a Netware group called "Everyone" who shares login scripts and has rights to print from the DOS based programs. any suggestions?

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by brian In reply to Printing from DOS

Method 1
Establish a persistent connection using NET.EXE. To do so, use the following syntax at a command prompt:
net use lpt<x>: \\<printserver>\<sharename> /persistent:yes
Method 2
Print directly to the printer share by using the followingsyntax at a command prompt:
print /d:\\<printserver>\<sharename> <drive><path>\<filename>
Because Novell NetWare's CAPTURE command is not supported in Windows NT 4.0, use the following command to map the LPT port to a Novell NetWare printer queue:
net use lpt<x> \\server\queue
If the LPT port is redirected successfully, the following message should appear:
The command completed successfully.
To disconnect persistent LPTx connections, use the following syntax:
net use lpt<x> /delete

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by fhousley In reply to Printing from DOS

Try this on one workstation first. Delete the printer and then add it back. When asked if printing from MS-DOS answer 'yes' and then capture the printer port. Reboot and try printing from DOS. It worked for me!

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