I need help with NET.EXE from Win XP re: Network Printing


M

M. B.

I have located KB 314499, which allows one to print to a network printer
from an MS-DOS-based program in Windows XP. Here is what I am supposed to
do:
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Use the net.exe command to establish a persistent connection. To do this,
use the following syntax at a command prompt
net use lptx \\printserver\sharename /persistent:yes

where x is the number of the printer port that you want to map, where
printserver is the print server sharing the printer, and where sharename is
the name of the printer share.

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How do I find out the actual names of my print server and the name of the
printer share on my system?

Thanks,
Michael
 
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B

Brian

net help view.
or walk over and look at the printer or ask the person that set up the share
/ server
 
M

M. B.

Well, I now know that my computer name is: violin1.workgroup
and the printer is: brother

so, I tried the following:

net use lpt1: \\violin1.workgroup\brother

but I get an "System Error 66". I also tried using lpt2 with, and without
the semicolon afterwards, but still getting this error.

Any advice?
 
B

Brian

dont use your printers name use the name of the computer the printer is
connected to or the server name
 
B

Brian

also by typing in the command net view you can see a list of comuters on
your network and type net view \\computername you will see the name of the
share
 
B

Brian

sorry. i said dont use your printer name. i ment to say dont use your
comuter name. use the name of the comuter that your printer is connected too
or the server name
 
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B

Brian

you said violin1 is your computer name. right? that would show you your
shares. remove the .workgroup and you will not get the error 53. it will
show you what you have shared out. which is not what you want to do. you
want to find the printer which is not attached to your computer. if you type
net help view, it will show you the syntax to use. if you are trying to
connect to a printer that is connected to some one elses comuter you type
\\therecomputername\printer or to the print server. by doing a net view it
will help you try an locate these things. the best way to find the name of
the server is just ask the person who has it. "what is the name of the
server" then type in \\thatservername\printername
 

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