I have tried using the 'net use' command to map a USB printer to an LPT port. The command works and the share is enabled which allows me to print from the USB printer through LPT.
The problem I am having is that after rebooting the computer (Windows XP Pro) and logging back on, when I try to print it fails. If I do a 'net use' at the command prompt it shows my printer connection (share) as being 'unavailable' If I remap it, then it works, but again after rebooting, it becomes 'unavailable'
Before you tell me to map it with 'persistent:yes' let me say I did that.
Now here's the weird part, if I log off the system and then log back on without rebooting, the printer connection comes back as 'OK' after doing a 'net use' and when I try to print, I can.
So, it's almost as if Windows does something different when loging off and on the system aposed to rebooting. and logging on.
Does anyone know what I can do to have this connection persistent on every reboot. Is this just a flaw in Windows?