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Win 2003 TS LPT ports deletion... devcon will not work

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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.

error.

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.

Help!!

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

TIA
Graham
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by:GeeTee2003
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Oh... and devcon findall * only shows LPT1  and none of the others......

good luck
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jhautani earned 1500 total points
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The LPT1 is still present in your system though it is inactive. You should have removed the LPT1 in Device Manager before disabling it in BIOS.
'devcon remove *PNP0401*' can also remove it (never tried actually, so no quarantee).

After that the net use lpt1 \\server\printer should work.

hope this helps
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