Follow these steps to configure the host printer:
1. Check which port the host default printer is assigned to. If it is
assigned to LPT1, use that printer. Otherwise, add a new printer
and assign it to port LPT1.
2. Right-click on the host printer item, and choose Properties.
3. Select the Details tab.
4. Click Spool Settings. Select the following Spool Settings:
- Spool print jobs so program finishes printing faster.
- Start printing after first page is spooled.
- Format is EMF (this setting does not matter for DOS print
5. Click OK to return to the Details page.
6. Click Port Settings. Select the following Port Settings:
- Spool MS-DOS print jobs (checked).
- Check port state before printing (not checked).
7. Click OK, then Apply, then OK.
8. Close Printers.
To test remote printing, make a remote control connection to the
host. Remote print from the DOS EDIT program, or from the DOS
prompt by typing this at the DOS prompt:
DIR >LPT1 [Enter]
DIR >PRN [Enter]
If it prints from DOS EDIT or the DOS prompt, remote printing is
- There are several ways for DOS applications to write to the
parallel port. The only applications that work are those that write
to LPT1 or PRN and enable Windows 95 to spool the print job.
For applications that do not work, a possible work-around is for
the application to print to the PCAW.PRN file. For a list of
programs known or reported not to work, see the Knowledge Base
article DOS Applications that Do not Remote Print from a
pcANYWHERE32 8.01 Windows 95 Host, or get Fax on
Demand document 915335.
- Some DOS applications cannot print under Windows 95 with the
"Spool MS-DOS print jobs" parameter checked. For these DOS
applications, a possible work-around is to print to a file, and then
transfer the file to the remote. Copy the file to the printer, or have
the DOS application print to the PCAW.PRN file.
- If none of these suggestions work, then, unfortunately, there is no
easy way to route DOS print jobs to the remote due to a technical
limitation of Windows 95. For more information about Windows
95 not supporting multiple port monitors for LPT1 through LPT9,
refer to the following Microsoft document:
Cannot Replace Default Port Monitor for Standard Printer
Article ID: Q151889
If you need to change the destination of DOS print jobs from the
host, add a key to the Windows registry.
Edit the Windows registry with great care. A mistake could
require you to reinstall Windows, and could result in permanent
data loss or corrupted files. We strongly encourage you to back up
the registry before making any changes. Modify only the specified
keys. If you are not comfortable editing the registry, please obtain
assistance from a professional.
Follow these steps to add the key:
1. Click on the Start button and choose Run.
3. Click OK.
4. Navigate to the following location in the registry:
5. Choose the Edit menu, point to New, and choose DWORD
6. Give the new value the name DosPrint.
7. Choose the Edit menu, and choose Modify.
8. Assign DosPrint one of these values:
0 - Print to remote only (this is the default value)
1 - Print to host only
2 - Print to both host and remote
9. Click OK, and close the Registry Editor.
Or you can download these .REG files (from the web) instead of
editing the registry:
Product(s): pcANYWHERE32 version 8.0 - Win95/NT
Operating Systems(s): Windows 95