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Redirect printer port

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I'm using the Winnt 4.0 workstation.
My company using a stupid dos accounting program which make us only can print data from a printer capture at LPT2.  In win95/98 we used to capture a printer in LPT2 in order to make the printing work.  In workstation I don't see such option so the printing from that program is not working...  Any suggestion?
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by:Tim Holman
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How about a NET USE LPT2 \\server\printername via DOS ?

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by:Xces
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The print port is from Novell??
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by:pcchiu
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The program is on winnt server but written for DOS.  That program only allow users to print on their LPT2(either have captured LPT2 or physically installed a printer on LPT2).

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I aggree with tim_holman, the solution is on the commandline, or in the loginscript net use lpt2 \\servername\share name of the printer
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by:Tim Holman
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TSauer,
  So you think agreeing with me is a good way to take all the credit ?
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by:sh0x
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net use lpt2 \\server\printername /persistent:yes

/persistent:yes will have it always reconnect, incase you can't get the command in a login script.
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