Windows 10 and Broken Printing from DOSBox App
Posted on 2016-09-02
We have a client with an application that runs under DOSBox.
POeviously the App was running in Windows 7 and we were able to setup printing from the application to a shared printer on the network by mapping the shared printer to the local LPT1 port via net use:
net use lpt1 \\servername\printername /persistent=yes
The computer has been upgraded to Windows 10 and the printing is broken again.
We have done the same thing but printing still won't work - an error int eh DOSBox app along the lines of unable to open port or device.
I did some reasearch and someone posted that you had to chage the LPT port settings to make it work.
However, Device Manager does not show Com and Printer Ports. I had to manually add the Printer Ports in Device Manager via Add Legacy Device, and manually set the address range and IRQ for the port once added. Even this didn't work.
Would appreicate it if anyone could provide additional thoughts/things to try as I'm out of ideas.