In the good old days, win95 and 98 could map lpt2 or lpt3 to a printer across the network attached to another pc.
To explain this, lets say for example there is a printer attached to local lpt1 and you want an old dos package to map to a printer on another pc. You used to be able to simply map lpt2 to the other printer and tell the dos program to print to lpt2 leaving lpt1 to print locally in windows.
Having installed windows xp pro on the machines, I now map lpt2 to the network printer, tell the dos program to print to lpt2 and it sends the report to the other pc. The other pc then produces an error message to say it doesnt have a printer on lpt2?
I dont understand why it is saying this?.