legacy printing in Netware 6.5
Posted on 2006-05-20
I recently purchased a new server with Netware 6.5 migrated from 5.0. I explained to the company doing the migration that I have several legacy applications running on the server and that they worked well in Novell 5.0 and 3.2. After a horrible migration experience the technician told me that he didn't believe that legacy printing would work on Netware 6.5. As this is a family site, I won't repeat my verbal reaction. Anyways, here are the problems. One of the problems is that I have users who use a MS DOS program as their main tool. They print to ques using batch files that call upon the Nprint command. This exe does not seem to be available in 6.5 and, as I said above the technician told me that it won't work. First off, I know about the whiz bang world of NDPS and Iprint and etc. so no one needs to flame me about using que based printing. It is used because it is the best solution for printing from an DOS prompt especially if you depend upon printer definitions to format the output. The other problem I am having is with two non-NDPS printer objects that networked Konica copiers use. Before anyone can print to these copiers, I must turn them off and back on. This reattaches them and then users can print. These copiers have ques of their own attached to non-NDPS printer objects. The solution may be as simple as recreating the printer objects but I havent had a chance to try it due to the other migration problems. Any help would be appreciated.