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NT printing

Posted on 1999-10-30
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Last Modified: 2010-04-27
NT does not print from commandline
Question by:bargi

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when you configure a printer, it asks if you print from MS-DOS - based applications.
try reinstalling driver - can help.
And - to be more helpful then that - what printer model, what conditions, did it start happening suddenly or was since you installed a printer, etc.

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Djafken earned 100 total points
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If you have a printer attached to your NT workstation then reject this answer.
(normally print should work from the command line for a local printer)
If you have a network printer take the following steps:
- Find out the name of the server the printer is installed on
- Find out the sharename of the printer
(you can find out these things yourself when you try to add the printer again, or better still, ask your system administrator)
At the command prompt type the following (replacing Servername and Printername with the name of the server and the printer)
NET USE LPT1: \\ServerName\PrinterName

Hope this helps,


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