Create Virtual printer with Standard TCP/IP

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Create Virtual printer with Standard TCP/IP

I do not have physical  printer, but I need to create in my lab a local printer choosing Standard TCP/IP and assign it hostname or IP address.
I wonder if this is possible ?

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Please clarify your need. You could add a TCP/ip.
You can also add a text printer.
You can then modify the created printer to be bound tothe TCP/ip and adjust the drivers ...


What is the purpose for this TCP/ip?
If you don't have a printer, why do you need to use a TCP/IP port? That port wants to be connected to something that will accept the printer data. And that could could be a printer, or another computer with a printer attached.

Is that perhaps what you want to do - print, using TCP/IP, to a printer attached to another Windows PC? On a Windows 10 PC that can be done if you enable the LPD Print Service.

Type Windows features into Cortana and press Enter. In the window that pops up, open up Print and Document Services, and enable both LPD Print Service and LPR Port Monitor. Then, on the local PC, install the printer. When it is searching, click on The printer that I want isn't listed. Create a Standard TCP/IP port using the host name and printer name of the PC with the printer. Then select the printer model.

If this is not what you want to do, please give more details.

Note that Printer Sharing is easier than TCP/IP to use another PC's printer.

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it worked.
Just added printer, selected "Add printer using TCP/IP address or hostname " and followed the wizard. I gave it fictitious hostname, and proceeded

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