DOS printing dilemma
Posted on 2007-11-27
Need help with a printing situation.
2003 Server environment set to a Domain.
Mostly XP-Pro Workstations.
Printer needing access to located on only Win 2000 PC.
Printer is a Brother 5140 Laser via USB.
Several of the XP PCÂ™s New with no LPT ports are running some older DOS applications.
There is no setting in these applications, they just default to LPT1
Created .bat file and run:
NET USE delete lpt1
NET USE lpt1 "\\shipping-1\brother 5140"
But I get error:
System error 67 occurred
The Network name cannot be found
System error 85 occurred
The local device name is already in use
Then that is it. I have the printer added and all Windows apps can print to it.
But the DOS apps do nothing.
Thanks in advance for any help with this issue.