Printing using lpt5 & lpt6

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salv

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Hi, I have a dos programs that uses lpt5 & lpt6, and because we were using novell server I just send the capture command and I will work.
But we are switching to Windows 2000 server, and my windows 98 terminal, send the message "Error 15: the specified drive letter or device is invalid" when I issue the command "net use lpt5: \\server\printer1". I tried to created the printer in the windows 98 folder, and when I tried to capture the port 5, it will send the message "the computer or sharename could not be found".
Do you have any ideas? Do I have to tweak the registry?, Please I need your help, Thanks
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With switching to the Windows 2000 server are you sure the \\server\printer1 portion is correct? If this dos program is the only one using this lpt5 and lpt6 than technically you don't need to have a print driver loaded at all because your sending the print to \\server\printer1 and that driver should do all the work.

It should be like this - Dos application - dos LPT pinter - Network server - server print que - printer

Another thing to check is in dos do a net use and make sure there isn't already an LPT5 and 6 though that should come up with an error about it already existing not a device invalid error.
 

salv

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thanks for your input, but, when I tried to use net use as lpt5 I get the error 15, as I mentioned before, if I use the command with lpt1-lpt3, it does work, so that mean that I can see the server and printer.
I'm trying to figure out where do I have to modify in windows, so it will recognize lpt5 & 6.
Any ideas?
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