Mapping a Virtual LPT to a Network Printer

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Andy, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. Andy

    Andy Guest

    In our Company it is mandatory, that virtual machines have
    NO ip connection to the network, so we have to disable vpc
    network support.

    Therefore i have the need to map the virtual machines lpt
    to a network printer on the host system. So i installed a
    printer in the vpc to lpt1 and mapped the virtual lpt1 to
    the hosts lpt1. Then i did a net use lpt1:
    \\server\printername.

    This does not work, because the vpc told me on startup
    that lpt1 is in use. Is there ANY possibility to print to
    a network printer WITHOUT turning on VPC network
    support ???
     
    Andy, Apr 15, 2004
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  2. Andy

    Scott Baker Guest

    You could print to file. Copy the file from the VM to the
    Host using Shared Folders. Then send the file to the
    printer.

    Other than that, I don't know of any other way to do what
    you want.

    Scott
     
    Scott Baker, Apr 15, 2004
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