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Capture an NDPS printer in a old Dos partition

Hi everyone....

I have an old software that we continue to use here ( school ).
This software run only in dos ( real dos partition ).
Right now, I print from this application with the capture command.
I capture the print queue base and it's working fine.

But this summer, i want to migrate all my print queue base printers to
ndps and, at the same time, completly remove IPX on all my Netware servers
and network.

I want to know if it's possible to capture an ndps printer from a dos
partition?

Thanks in advance....

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No you can't.

However, I don't see why you are being forced to remove the PrintQs.
You can configure an NDPS printer to service a PrintQ.
This way the PrintQs will work without IPX.
The removal of IPX is quite reasonable, but not sure about the logic for the
PrintQs, especially with legacy requirements.


From within Windows, you could capture an NDPS pritner to LPT1 with DOSPrint
(A Windows Tool).
But it sounds like this is not how you are setup.


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"Steve" <svezina@cegep-ste-foy.qc.ca> wrote in message
news:lX1Yh.92$OL5.36@janeway.provo.novell.com...
> Hi everyone....
>
> I have an old software that we continue to use here ( school ).
> This software run only in dos ( real dos partition ).
> Right now, I print from this application with the capture command.
> I capture the print queue base and it's working fine.
>
> But this summer, i want to migrate all my print queue base printers to
> ndps and, at the same time, completly remove IPX on all my Netware servers
> and network.
>
> I want to know if it's possible to capture an ndps printer from a dos
> partition?
>
> Thanks in advance....
>



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Actually you can capture a ndps printer from a dos partition. I'm doing it
for a old piece of software. I've removed all my print queues.
PM me tomorrow and I will get the syntax for the command and tell you how I
did it.
It's been a while, it's 1am here and it's been 2 years since I set it up.
alyeska@gci.net


"Steve" <svezina@cegep-ste-foy.qc.ca> wrote in message
news:lX1Yh.92$OL5.36@janeway.provo.novell.com...
> Hi everyone....
>
> I have an old software that we continue to use here ( school ).
> This software run only in dos ( real dos partition ).
> Right now, I print from this application with the capture command.
> I capture the print queue base and it's working fine.
>
> But this summer, i want to migrate all my print queue base printers to
> ndps and, at the same time, completly remove IPX on all my Netware servers
> and network.
>
> I want to know if it's possible to capture an ndps printer from a dos
> partition?
>
> Thanks in advance....
>



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I guess the replies you got may sound confusing or contradicting.
Therefore, let me try to make a more comprehensive reply shoign all the
options.

1) I don't know if you want to get rid of print queues because you want to
get rid of IPX, or whether you simply want to get rid of both of them. You
should just be aware that print queues have no dependency on IPX and work
both with IPX and with TCP/IP. It's just the old style pritn servers that
depend on IPX. So you can for example use a configuration where you keep
your old print queues, but you just assign them to NDPS printers and no
longer use old style print servers. That way, you can keep your existing
capture commands for DOS applications and just use NDPS for Windows
applications

2) The Novell capture.exe tool works for NDPS printers in Windows 9x, but
does not work for NDPS printers in Windows NT/2000/XP

3) There are alternate solutions like the one posted by Wes.

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