OES - what are the options for Netware PrintQueues ??

I have a new client with Netware 6.0 wanting to upgrade to OES

They still use DOS applications and Netware Print Queues

Will iPrint handle this - I've not bothered with iPrint
at other site just use print servers with IP - probably can make this work
but cludggy having to share the local printer

are there other options??

What options have I got ?


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  • Are those DOS applications run under DOS or under ntvdm on a
    WinXP/WIN7-32bit box? If they are run directly in DOS you won't get a
    solution for iprint - the nowadays only solution for real DOS is a
    SAMBA/CUPS print server, which can be accessed fine from WfW3.11, which
    runs atop of real DOS (even a MS Win2008 server cannot be accessed by
    real DOS and WfW3.11 anymore). You can install cups/samba even on an
    OES server, if you don't use iprint on that server - and it works fine.

    If you are running them on WinXP/Win7-32bit you can use iprint. Instead
    of capture you can use icapture to capture an iprint port to a LPTx:
    port. Of course you can use SAMBA/CUPS (with net use) in that scenario,
    too.

    --
    W. Prindl


    Brian wrote:

    >I have a new client with Netware 6.0 wanting to upgrade to OES
    >
    >They still use DOS applications and Netware Print Queues
    >
    >Will iPrint handle this - I've not bothered with iPrint
    >at other site just use print servers with IP - probably can make this
    >work but cludggy having to share the local printer
    >
    >are there other options??
    >
    >What options have I got ?

  • W_Prindl;2179629 wrote:

    If you are running them on WinXP/Win7-32bit you can use iprint. Instead
    of capture you can use icapture to capture an iprint port to a LPTx:
    port. Of course you can use SAMBA/CUPS (with net use) in that scenario,
    too.

    --
    W. Prindl


    We had issues with capturing printer ports in Win7, I'm not sure if thats been solved or not so I'd suggest testing that.
    Other then that iPrint has been a blessing with its driver / profile management for us, no more manually installing printers on workstation :-)

    -
    Arjan
  • Icapture and capture from Novell only work on 32-bit OSs. So if you are
    using Win7 64-bit you won't be able to use capture/icapture, but need
    to use NET USE to a SAMBA/CUPS or a Windows server.
    --
    W. Prindl


    Conz wrote:

    >
    >W_Prindl;2179629 Wrote:
    >>
    >> If you are running them on WinXP/Win7-32bit you ca (with net use) in
    >>that scenario,
    >> too.
    >>
    >> --
    >> W. Prindl
    >>

    >
    >We had issues with capturing printer ports in Win7, I'm not sure if
    >thats been solved or not so I'd suggest testing that.
    >Other then that iPrint has been a blessing with its driver / profile
    >management for us, no more manually installing printers on workstation
    >:-)
    >
    >-
    >Arjan

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  • Icapture and capture from Novell only work on 32-bit OSs. So if you are
    using Win7 64-bit you won't be able to use capture/icapture, but need
    to use NET USE to a SAMBA/CUPS or a Windows server.
    --
    W. Prindl


    Conz wrote:

    >
    >W_Prindl;2179629 Wrote:
    >>
    >> If you are running them on WinXP/Win7-32bit you ca (with net use) in
    >>that scenario,
    >> too.
    >>
    >> --
    >> W. Prindl
    >>

    >
    >We had issues with capturing printer ports in Win7, I'm not sure if
    >thats been solved or not so I'd suggest testing that.
    >Other then that iPrint has been a blessing with its driver / profile
    >management for us, no more manually installing printers on workstation
    >:-)
    >
    >-
    >Arjan

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