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How to capture an LPT port to print to a NEPS/NDPS printer.

(Last modified: 30Jun2003)

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How to capture an LPT port to print to a NEPS/NDPS printer.

Can you capture an LPT port to print to a NEPS/NDPS printer?

Can you use a LPT port to print to a NDPS printer?

DOS application prints to a LPT port.

Wants to be able to print to an NDPS printer from a DOS application.


Novell NetWare 5.0

NDPS 2.1

Novell Client32 for Windows 95/98

User has a application that prints to an LPT port.


With the 3.2 client and later for Windows 95/98, you can now capture a printer port to print to an NEPS/NDPS printer.

This can be done through the login script or through Windows.

1. Login Script:  Printer must be a controlled access printer.  Use the same syntax as before, but you must specify the full context of the NDPS printer agent using the P=command. In addition DO NOT use the "#" or "@" to run capture.exe as an external program of the login script. The new capture functionality is part of loginw32.exe and will fail with capture.exe.
For example:
CAPTURE L=1 TI=12 P=.printeragentname.OU.O

2. Through Windows: Go to the printer's folder, right click on the printer and go to properties. From the properties page go to the Details tab and select the Capture Printer Port button.

Client 32 for Windows NT and 2000 does not and will not provide this capability.  The IPrint client for Windows NT and 2000 may provide the ability to capture printer agents late in 2002. As a work around, you can however create a print queue, capture an LPT port to the print queue and make an NDPS printer service the queue.


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  • Document ID:
  • 10028007
  • Solution ID: 1.0.60669808.2575582
  • Creation Date: 09Mar2000
  • Modified Date: 30Jun2003
    • NovellNetWare

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