LPT1 Capture Printer Port

Posted on 2006-05-24
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Hi all, trust you are well.

Potential client of mine was running Windows 98 with a printer plugged into the good old LTP port. They were running a DOS based program and printing to the printer using the old Windows 98 Capture printer port option in the printer settings.

Now, they have new PC, running Windows XP and connect a USB printer. They still need to run the old DOS program - which seems to run fine in XP, but it refuses to print. Is there a way i can make it "LPT1" or capture it like in Win 98?

Question by:SeanNij
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    Expert Comment

    If i got it corectly, you want to capture a remote printer port into a local. If i got it wrong correct me.
    The command that you can use in order to capture as a local a remote printer port, is the following :
    net use lptX \\computername\printername /persistent
    Where X is the lpt port number like 1,2 etc

    Hope is helps..
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    Accepted Solution

    Your problem is USB knows zilch about DOS so will not be able to print from a dos based program in the standard way.

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    Expert Comment

    A little prog called dosprint should fix it for you.

    Chris B

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