[Samba] Resolution logon script trouble (net use lpt), a problem with windows 98se

Andrés Yacopino ayacopino at acasalud.com.ar
Tue May 10 20:14:21 GMT 2005

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Good Morning, I have the some problem mapping printer ports on win98se.
I think this problem ocurrs when a port is use by a printer, in example when
i have a printer connected in lpt1, when i tried to map this port to a samba
queue, it raises the error you told.
Did you find any solution to this?
It doesn 't happen on windows 2000, Windows xp.

Andrés Yacopino
Dpto Sistemas

When you are logging on to a Microsoft Windows NT domain from a Windows
workstation, you may receive the following error message when you are
capturing an LPT port in the Windows NT logon script:

The device does not exist on the network

This error can occur if all of the following conditions exist:
      • A NET USE command is issued in the logon script to map an LPT port
to a network printer.
      • The LPT port does not physically exist on the local computer.
      • The Spool MS-DOS Print Jobs option is enabled in the printer's
properties. Note that this option is enabled by default.

To resolve this issue, use the appropriate method to disable the Spool
MS-DOS Print Jobs option.

Individual Printer
To disable the Spool MS-DOS Print Jobs option for an individual printer,
follow these steps:
      1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Printers.
      2. Right-click the printer, and then click Properties on the menu that
      3. Click the Details tab, and then click Port Settings.
      4. Click to clear the Spool MS-DOS Print Jobs check box.

Multiple Printers
WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious issues that may
require you to reinstall Windows. Microsoft cannot guarantee that issuess
resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use
Registry Editor at your own risk.

NOTE: For information about how to edit the registry, view the Changing Keys
And Values online Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe). Note that you
should make a backup copy of the registry files (System.dat and User.dat)
before you edit the registry.

To disable the Spool MS-DOS Print Jobs option for all printers on a Windows
workstation, add the two DWORD values

Andrés Yacopino

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