Printing from a NT Workstation - a hack

Andre Gerhard andre at
Fri Feb 6 20:21:04 GMT 1998


To print from a NT Workstation connected to a PDC Samba Server, you
can do the following:

Log locally in the NT Workstation as administrator and install the
printer locally (not as a server printer) as lpt1.

Then, log in the Samba domain and execute the command:
   net use lpt1: \\SERVER\lp0

  SERVER: name of the PDC Samba Server
  lp0: name of the printer in the Samba Server (from [printers])

Doing this you will be able to print from programs like MSOffice,
 Wordpad etc.

Andre Gerhard
Systems/Network Administrator
Universidade de Sao Paulo - SP - Brazil

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