'Net Use' in Windows 98 Autoexec.bat
Posted on 2003-12-05
I am trying to map a network printer to LPT3 on a Windows 98 workstation. I placed the following in the autoexec.bat file:
net use lpt3: /d
net use lpt3: \\server01\ml-1200
When Windows starts, I get an error that the network service has not started and to install NetBUI or IPX/SPX. This is a peer-to-peer Windows XP network with TCP/IP and Client for Microsoft Networks installed.
Do I have to have an entry in my autoexec.bat file with 'net start' first? How do I map this printer before Windows loads?