Can't see LPT1: port on Windows 2003 Server

Posted on 2007-08-07
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
On a HP ML150 server running Windows 2003 Server, with a addon PCI card parallel port, I can't see the LPT1 port when I go to add a printer.

In Device Manager, the LPT1 and LPT2 ports show up and the drivers seem to be ok, but LPT1 is not available as a port to add a printer to it.

How do I get the LPT1 to appear?
Question by:Snaggle
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    Accepted Solution

    Have you tried plugging a printer intoi the port first? A common config is for no irq to be assigned to the port, you may need to plug a printer into the port and then let plug and play detect and enable the resources for the LTP1 port to start functioning.

    Author Comment

    I'll give this a go and see what happens.

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