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Need help in printing via the old "LPT" port in Vista

  1. #1


    Michael B. Guest

    Need help in printing via the old "LPT" port in Vista

    I am using an old DOS-based program which is very old, but very convinient
    for me to use. In Windows XP, I was able to get around this problem by
    using the following commands:

    Start
    Run
    CMD
    net use lpt1 \\violin1\brother /persistent:yes

    where "violin1" is the computer name and "brother" is the printer name.
    See the following link:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;314499

    I have also verified using the "net view \\violin1" command that "Brother"
    is being used as LPT1 for Printing"

    However, when I try to use the print command within the DOS program, nothing
    happens. No errors, but just sits there until I manually close the window.
    I am running my old DOS-based program to be compatible under Windows 95.

    Anyone with ideas as to why this is not working with Vista Ultimate?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Rick Rogers Guest

    Re: Need help in printing via the old "LPT" port in Vista

    Hi,

    When you go to invoke the cmd.exe file, right click it and use "run as
    administrator". See if it helps.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

    "Michael B." <mystic02removethisplease@verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:5uTKh.182$Sf2.61@trnddc01...
    >I am using an old DOS-based program which is very old, but very convinient
    >for me to use. In Windows XP, I was able to get around this problem by
    >using the following commands:
    >
    > Start
    > Run
    > CMD
    > net use lpt1 \\violin1\brother /persistent:yes
    >
    > where "violin1" is the computer name and "brother" is the printer name.
    > See the following link:
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;314499
    >
    > I have also verified using the "net view \\violin1" command that "Brother"
    > is being used as LPT1 for Printing"
    >
    > However, when I try to use the print command within the DOS program,
    > nothing happens. No errors, but just sits there until I manually close
    > the window. I am running my old DOS-based program to be compatible under
    > Windows 95.
    >
    > Anyone with ideas as to why this is not working with Vista Ultimate?



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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