Some client Printers can't print with DOS progs
Posted on 2000-03-07
With a standard 5 station Win98 Peer to Peer netwk three workstations can be set up to print from DOS or Windows applications but two stations furthest from the server will only print from Windows programs. The program uses LPT1 and LPT2 as it's instruction to use the correct printer. The three stations which print ok do not have printers on LPT1 or LPT2 (except the server which is being shared). The two stations upstairs have local printers on them and the Program tries to use those printers (even though the same printer setup is used as appears downstairs) ie they try to use the shared printers of the server. Evidently the hard coded LPT1/LPT2 call in the Dos program is messing things up.
Anyone have any suggestions of how to fix this. The Dos program is a compiled clipper 5.3 code and we have the source.