Redirect LPT1 to Default Printer
Posted on 2003-11-03
A department in our corporation uses and old DOS type program for some of its more critical functions. The way the program is written, it will only print to LPT1. The department has several hundred workstations and many different printers, so pointing LPT1 to a single printer is not an effective solution. I am looking for a way to have LPT1 automatically redirect to the default printer for that particular workstation. I don't mind installing a small client on the desktop to accomplish this. Has anyone had a similar issue, any ideas? Can the mode command be used?
Windows 2000, SP3 printing to varying models of HP LaserJet and Lexmark printers connected directly to the network with their own IP address.