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    postheadericon USB PRINTING FROM DOS

    PROBLEM:

    I recently had to configure an usb printer to work in an old dos accounting program.

    I googled the problem and the first hit was :

    http://geekswithblogs.net/dtotzke/articles/26204.aspx

    This has a very clear walktrough to get usb printers to work in dos. And it worked the first time i used it for me

     

    SOLUTION: ( copy pasted from the link above )

    1)      Install the Microsoft Loopback Adapter

    a)      In Control Panel, double click on Add Hardware.

    b)      Click Next

    c)      When the scan finishes, select "Yes, I have already connected the hardware"

    d)     Click Next

    e)      Scroll to the bottom of the list and select "Add a new hardware device"
    Click Next

    f)       Select "Install the hardware that I manually select from a list (Advanced)"

    g)      Click Next

    h)      Select "Network Adapters"

    i)        Click Next

    j)        Select "Microsoft" under the Manufacturer list.

    k)      Select "Microsoft Loopback Adapter" in the Network Adapter list.

    l)        Click Next

    m)    Click Next

    n)      Click Finish

     

    2)      Configure the Adapter

    a)      The loopback adapter is a virtual network adapter and can be configured the same as a regular network card.

    b)      Set the adapter to have a static IP address such as 192.168.1.1/ 255.255.255.0

     

    3)      Share the printer.

    a)      I recommend you use a share name that you will remember.  I used “Printer” in the new machines that are already deployed.

     

    4)      Capture the printer port.

    a)      NET USE LPT1: \\[Computer Name]\Printer /PERSISTENT:YES


     

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