Map USB Printer to LPT1/2/3

  • Thread starter Ranik
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Hello,

I am a new sysop for a company who uses Citrix Metaframe XP 1.0 and ICA remote connections.

As far as I can tell, this version of Citrix does not support USB Printers when it auto-configures client printers for application use. However if the same printer is plugged into a LPT (Parallel) port, it pickes it up every time.

I need to know how to redirect the ports so that Citrix thinks that the USB port is a LPT1/2/3 (Parallel) port.

The Operating Systems we use are WIN 2000 and XP.

*Already tried the DOS trick of 'NET USE LPT1: \\COMPUTER\PRINTER /PERSISTANT:YES'

That works for DOS printing but Citrix will still not register the printer as valid.

Any Help is greatly appreciated.

Ranik
Ranik@charter.net
 

Tom.G

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This from a dead website, http://blogs.ineta.org/dtotzke/articles/26204.aspx

1. Share the printer, say as "hp404"
2. at the CMD prompt, type:
net use lpt1: \\127.0.0.1\hp404
3. Check by:
A.
COPY CON LPT1:
Type line of text
Control-Z

B. COPY CON PRN:
Type in line of text
Control-Z

C. PRINT SOMEFILE.TXT
 

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