Printing DOS Based Program in Windows 7 shared Printer

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  1. Maxbrady

    Maxbrady Newbie

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    Hi all, I hope someone can help me with our problem. Here it is, we currently using computers with windows 7 OS with 1 shared printer. We are using a DOS Based Program for our processing and we need an output or a printouts. The problem is we can't send a print outs from the program to
    shared printer even after using NET USE Commands. This worked perfectly before when we are still using Windows XP for the computer where the shared printer is connected. Please help....
     
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  3. mithat

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    try assigning the user to local admin group then capture the port..
     
  4. Ad Heesive

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    If you can't solve it as a network printing issue, you could install a pdf printer driver.
    Then your DOS program would be able to print to a pdf file instead of printing to a real printer,
    after which you print the pdf file from your preferred pdf reader program.

    Example (free) pdf print driver https://www.cutepdf.com

    Nice alternative to Adobe pdf reader https://www.sumatrapdfreader.org/free-pdf-reader.html
     
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  5. digitaldragon

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    Windows 7 file and printer sharing works a little different from XP. XP has a simple sharing mode which allows unauthenticated sharing to work. With Windows 7and beyond, the client must provide credentials to the host in order to access shared devices and folders.
    If the clients are "Professional" series (not "Home") then you can try to access the host using "\\hostname" in the address bar in file explorer. You should be presented with a username/password dialog. Supply credentials for whichever account has access, and check the box that says to remember credentials.
    This works pretty well for Windows 7. Windows 10, on the other hand, I've had to resort to using Credential Manager to get it to actually remember the credentials.
     
  6. Xupito

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    ^^ just like he said
     
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