Posted 06 April 2006 - 09:10 AM
Posted 07 April 2006 - 07:13 AM
What kind of program is this? Does the printer use a windows driver, ro does it use a specific program driver to access teh printer? Is the printer shared? What kind of printer?
What kind of network?
Posted 07 April 2006 - 09:39 AM
Posted 07 April 2006 - 11:10 AM
Start > run
NET USE LPT1 \\servername\sharedprinter
where servername is the computer the dot matrix printer is connected to and sharedprinter is the shared name given to that printer
So if the printer is connected to the pc DAISY, and the printer is shared as DOTTY, your command would be
NET USE LPT1 \\DAISY\DOTTY
Posted 10 April 2006 - 08:25 AM
Posted 10 April 2006 - 09:00 AM
net use is persistant, meaning if you run it today, it will stay in place until you remove it.
A net use connection MAY disappear on you sometimes, though...for example if you run a net use again and set the state to temporary, it might take out older connections....or if you try to print to the device (opr copy to it) and it is not there, Windows may ask you if you want to remove it and sometimes users hit YES without thinking.
Now...one caveat to the above solution...you must still install the driver after making the net use connection.
So, net use the dot matrix printer, then install a LOCAL printer using the driver for the REMOVE pc/printer
If you have frequent issues with disconnects to the printer, you could also write a batch command and put it in your startup folder so that it reconnects at each reboot.
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