Network Printer object via REXX

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.
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I'm a bit confused. do you want to create a printer with Rexx on a W95 desktop ?

For OS/2 you can call SysCreateObject. (I can be more explicit if you want to). I'll have to look it up though (I wrote a 'C' program that manipulates objects from a response file, so the Rexx way is a bit rusty).

Creating a network printer object is not as easy as creating a regular object. I haven't tried this with Rexx, but I know that a device driver must be installed locally and communications with the network printer could be necessary. We create a shadow from one of the LSA folders (Network).
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The problem is probably that the Network Printer Object only communicates with a Printer Queue on a OS/2 Server. A normal printer object doesn't. (There are two templates for a printer)

What you can do is create a normal printer object. The driver is clever enough to include laserjet coding when printing to a non-OS/2 printer server (or should be).

I can't help you with the statements for the SysCreateObject. I haven't tried this and don't have time to experiment. You could use a package like 'DeskMan/2' (I think that's the one) which can read an object's properties.

I'm sorry, I don't think I can help you. At least the question is a lot clearer now.
It is a known limitation of Rexx/WPS that you can create a WPS printer object via just Rexx.  The only thing I can think of
is to look at Object Desktop by Stardock.  It has a feature
known as Object Package, which can convert an object into
a file.  It may also be able to create a Rexx script, and maybe
Stardock has figured out how to make a Rexx script for a
network printer object.  There are similar utilities available
on hobbes.

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