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run DOS application in a network using Lantastic 8

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we have a workstation running a restaurant order entry software which is DOS based. We have 2 serial printers (EPSON TM-T88) connecting to this workstation to be used as receipt and kitchen printers

Now the restaurant is getting busy and busy, and we need to setup one more workstation to shorten clinets waiting time.

We are going to use Lantastic 8 to network 2 workstations

1. Can we run the DOS based appliction on the second workstation. We can make a mapped drive to the first workstation, and run the executable file. is this ok?

2. On the second workstaion, if we want to print, it will print to the printers automatically or  we still need to map the printers?

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Both of these questions depend very much on the software itself. It may be possible to just map a drive and run the exe file but this may not work if both machines are trying to write to the same file etc. Also, if the program has not been designed with networking in mind, the data probably will not share very easily. The printing will also likely cause you a problem as I'd guess that the program is designed to just send the print jobs directly to COM1 or COM2. You can't map these ports over the network in the same way as LPT ports.

My advice would be to talk to the software company and see what they suggest. Probably an upgrade to a 32 bit windows version.
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thx for your time and help
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