Printing to USB printer from old DOS app that only knows about LPT1
Posted on 2003-12-10
Windows 2000 Pro, local USB printer (HP DeskJet), and old DOS app that only prints to LPT1.
Now, I read somewhere some time ago, that the workaround is to share the printer, then capture the shared printer to LPT1. I think I even made it work that way once.
But, this time it did not work!?
I did following:
net use lpt1 \\pcname\\printername /persistent:yes
then tried to print:
dir > lpt1 (in the directory that had more then one page worth of files)
did not work.
restarted the computer
lpt1 shows as being there, but still no printing.
Anyone has any ideas how to make this work? I need to make this work over the phone tomorrow, but I'm running out of ideas.