Network Printer object via REXX
Posted on 1997-06-10
I need to bypass the W95 lack of cooperation with the WPS. If it's possible to create a Network Printer object with a REXX program, how do I go about doing it? Please be explicit: I have some knowledge of REXX programming, but almost no experience using it to create WPS objects.
There is an LJ4Si hung off a W95 box on the Peer LAN. I can use it via a command line call (net use lpt1 \\serv2\hplj) but I cannot get the Network Printer template to see this printer. I am a bit familiar with using Rexx's SysCreateObject. What I do not know, nor know where to find (not being a developer), are the precise parameters etc. that must be used with SysCreateObject to create a Network Printer object, either directly on the WPS desktop or in a subfolder thereof. I currently have an LJ4Si object installed on LPT1. Together with the net use command above, this enables me to print on the LJ4Si hung off the W95 box by drag-and-drop (e.g.). Before the other box was "upgraded" to W95, it was a WfWG box and I had a Network Printer object for this same printer. I'd like to get it back, in some way, if possible.