Capture Printer Port Win XP PRO

Tony

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Hello,

I have some DOS applications on my xp machine and I've tried to
capture the printer port and make it a persistent connection by typing
"net use lpt1 \\jackal\resv /persistent:yes". This worked for my
win2k machine, but on my xp box I get the error "You entered an
invalid value for the /persistent option". Also, I have the printer
as shared with the same name, so if anyone has ever ran into this
problem and fixed it please help me out.

Thanks
 
G

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I've used this command extensively on XP Pro and it worked fine; the only
difference I see from your command line versus mine is I use
"/Persistent:YES", capitalizing the YES part. You might give that a try...

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"Tony" <abliss@houseboats.com> wrote in message
news:768ecd68.0411041313.64b5b383@posting.google.com...
> Hello,
>
> I have some DOS applications on my xp machine and I've tried to
> capture the printer port and make it a persistent connection by typing
> "net use lpt1 \\jackal\resv /persistent:yes". This worked for my
> win2k machine, but on my xp box I get the error "You entered an
> invalid value for the /persistent option". Also, I have the printer
> as shared with the same name, so if anyone has ever ran into this
> problem and fixed it please help me out.
>
> Thanks
 
G

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That's very strange. I tried several variations on the /persistent option
and they all worked OK.

/persistent:y
/persistent:yes
/persistent:Y
/persistent:YES

Also, with Windows XP, you may not need to "capture the printer port" at
all. See http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/printfromdos.htm.

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"Tony" <abliss@houseboats.com> wrote in message
news:768ecd68.0411041313.64b5b383@posting.google.com...
> Hello,
>
> I have some DOS applications on my xp machine and I've tried to
> capture the printer port and make it a persistent connection by typing
> "net use lpt1 \\jackal\resv /persistent:yes". This worked for my
> win2k machine, but on my xp box I get the error "You entered an
> invalid value for the /persistent option". Also, I have the printer
> as shared with the same name, so if anyone has ever ran into this
> problem and fixed it please help me out.
>
> Thanks
 

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