Unable to print from DOS app to lpt2 after net use command.

Posted on 2006-05-17
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
I just installed SBS 2003 Standard and new workstations (XP pro) for a client that uses a DOS application.The printer works fine when printing to the Windows share. The vender recommended mapping the shared printer to LPT2. I used net use LPT2: \\server01\epsondfx /PERSISTENT:YES. I tried to do a dir > lpt2 and got a access denied message. To work around the problem we hung the printer off a workstion and the net use lpt2 works. The Client would really to to leave it on the server. Any help would be appreciated.

Question by:1access
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    What if you change the access rights to the server printer and give Everyone access rights?
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    I gave evertone full control and that did not help.
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    by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
    Did you originally run net use on the Server??  It needs to be run on each workstation that you want to run the program from.  

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    A fresh start sometimes helps. I am not sure what happened but deleting all the printers and net use statements (for the 3rd time) it started working. One of those that just does not make sense.


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