Win 2003 TS LPT ports deletion... devcon will not work
Posted on 2004-09-21
Subsequent to a previous question.
I have Terminal Services users on a W2K3 Server (Standard) trying to map LPT ports to network printers via login scripts.
i.e. net use lpt2: \\theserver\bigbadprinter
I have one specific app that MUST print to LPT1:
Previous advice was to remove the correlating physical LPT ports due to new security in W2K3.
I have disabled the LPT1: on the TS server (in the BIOS & rebooted) - yet still in Server Properties from Printers and Faxes - there are ports LPT1 ,LPT2, LPT3. When I try to delete these Ports from here.. I get a
Selected Port Could Not Be Deleted. The request is not supported.
This is when logged on as administrator at the console!
This machine certainly doesn't have 3 physical LPT ports, they aren't mapped to anything when trying to delete.
This is soo annoying me.... I've been using TS on W2K for what seems like ages - now I look stupid on a printing problem.
So max points