assign lpt to network printer


G

Guest

We are running an older program that requires lpt assignment for printing. I
can access the network printers but cannot assign them to a specific lpt
port. I have used the following process: Start, Printers, Add, Network
printer. It lets me add the printer but I can only address as a network
address. Other than using the NET USE command, is there a way to assign this
printer to LPT1, LPT2 or LPt3.
 
Ad

Advertisements

R

Rube

What's wrong with net use? If its not part of a login script, you can make
it stick with the "/persistent" switch

ex:
net use lpt1 \\server\printer /persistent:yes
 
G

Guest

Rube, this works fine if you are using an administrator account. A regular
domain user cannot redirect LPT1. I am having trouble with this right now.
A KB article describes how you can disable the hardware LPT1 port, using
devcon.exe. I've tried it, it will disable LPT1, but still will not allow
allow a domain user to redirect LPT1. Suggestions?
 
G

Guest

Mike A,

Do you have any solution? I have the same problem. share some info if you
have the answer. Thanks.
 
A

allan_grossman

Hi, Mike -

Although a non-administrator can't remap a physical port they can map
one that doesn't exist - can they map to LPT2 instead?

Hope this helps -
 
G

Guest

Yes, They can map LPT2, LPT3. just only can't map to LPT1. Any idea because
my old legacy appliction can print only on LPT1

Thanks,
 
Ad

Advertisements

G

Guest

Did you ever figure this out? I'm having the same problem and need to be
able to use the LPT1 port.
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Similar Threads

LPT Problems in XP 4
network printer placed on lpt1? 1
LPT3 should be LPT1 7
LPT3 Should Be LPT1 2
map lpt port to an ip address 1
Network printer assign to LPT 1
LPt ports 4
Sharing Printers Across the network 2

Top