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    I have an old DOS program that will only print to LPT1... Is there any way I can print to LPT1 in the program but have Windows 2000 redirect it to either a USB printer or to the Acrobat Distiller Port?


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    Re: redirect LPT1
    Gareth Howells

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      Re: redirect LPT1

      Thanks for the reply.. I actually found a simpler way to do it by playing with my windows settings.

      1) Set the printer attached to your computer (or a network printer) to share.
      2) in a CMD window issue the following command...
      NET USE LPT2: \\%computername%\hpsharename

      Now the DOS program that will only print to LPT2 port will print to my HP officejet which is attached to a USB port.

      Thanks for the help though..


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        Re: redirect LPT1

        Well done!
        CMD to the rescue again....
        Tom Jones
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        • #5
          Re: redirect LPT1

          And THANK YOU Coremd for posting back with your solution. It is greatly appreciate and I am sure will help someone in the future.
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