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Capturing an NDPS Printer

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Paul Thompson
Novell UK Ltd.

18 Oct 2000


If you're using Novell's Client for Windows 95/98 version 3.2 or later, you can capture a printer port to print to an NEPS/NDPS printer so that DOS applications can print to it. You can do this either in a login script or through Windows.

To use a login script, the printer must be a controlled access printer. Use the standard CAPTURE syntax, but specify the full context of the NDPS printer agent using the P=command. For example:

CAPTURE L=1 TI=12 P=.printeragentname.OU.O

Also, don't use the "#" or "@" to run capture.exe externally.

To use Windows, go to Start | Settings | Printers. Right-click on the printer's folder and select Properties. Then click on the Details tab and select the Capture Printer Port button. Enter the full context of the NDPS printer in the Path area.

* Originally published in Novell AppNotes


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