Need help in printing via the old "LPT" port in Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Michael B., Mar 17, 2007.

  1. Michael B.

    Michael B. Guest

    I am using an old DOS-based program which is very old, but very convinient
    for me to use. In Windows XP, I was able to get around this problem by
    using the following commands:

    net use lpt1 \\violin1\brother /persistent:yes

    where "violin1" is the computer name and "brother" is the printer name.
    See the following link:;en-us;314499

    I have also verified using the "net view \\violin1" command that "Brother"
    is being used as LPT1 for Printing"

    However, when I try to use the print command within the DOS program, nothing
    happens. No errors, but just sits there until I manually close the window.
    I am running my old DOS-based program to be compatible under Windows 95.

    Anyone with ideas as to why this is not working with Vista Ultimate?
    Michael B., Mar 17, 2007
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    Rick Rogers, Mar 18, 2007
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