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

M

Michael B.

#1
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.aspx?scid=kb;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 Computer

R

Rick Rogers

#2
Hi,

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

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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
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>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.aspx?scid=kb;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 Computer

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