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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?

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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 first published in March 2002

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