Q

How can one capture a printer port in a Windows 2000 Pro client in order to print from DOS-based app

In a networked environment with printers on a server queue, how can one "capture" a printer port in a Windows 2000...

Professional client (similar as in Win9x) in order to print from DOS-based applications?

The best way to do this for DOS-based applications is through the NET USE command:

NET USE LPT1 \\servername\sharename 
where
\\servername
is the name of the print server and
\sharename
is the name of the shared printer.


This was last published in March 2002

Dig Deeper on Enterprise Infrastructure Management

PRO+

Content

Find more PRO+ content and other member only offers, here.

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchServerVirtualization

SearchCloudComputing

SearchExchange

SearchSQLServer

SearchWinIT

SearchEnterpriseDesktop

SearchVirtualDesktop

Close