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Printing Difficulties in WIN NT Environment

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I recently moved the network from a novell server to a windows nt server. I run a dos application which printed with no problems before the switch. Now, microsoft word and dos programs print but one dos application gives a device not ready message when printing.
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esisupport, I had this problem with my user's NT workstations in the past.  You actually have to assign the network's print queue (i.e.  \\ntserver\hplaser1) at a DOS prompt -- your DOS program is looking for a physical LPT1 port to print to and NT only assigns a logical queue.  For some reason, you can't assign ports be done from the Printer Configuration window off the Start menu -- if you think that you did and typed "Net Use" at a DOS prompt, you only see the queue displayed w/o a port assigned to it.  So, at a DOS prompt type (of course, using your own queue) "NET USE LPT1 \\NTSERVER\HPLASER1".  Afterwards, if you type NET USE you'll now see the port assignment.

Good Luck
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Thanks czpczp, this information cleared the problem.
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Your welcome esisupport, it was an annoying problem for us too at the time.
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