PRINT.EXE Command Fails on Eleventh Try From Batch File

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SYMPTOMS
When you run a batch job with more than ten PRINT commands, the followingerror message appears the eleventh time Windows NT attempts to print:
Unable to initialize device lpt1

Only ten jobs are queued to print.

The repeated command in the batch file is:
   PRINT /D:LPT1 C:\FILENAME.TXT				

If you connect to a shared printer, this problem does not occur.
WORKAROUND
Select "Share this printer on the network" in the Create Printer or PrinterProperties dialog box for your printer.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT Workstation andServer versions 3.5, 3.51, and 4.0. We are researching this problem andwill post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as itbecomes available.
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Properties

Article ID: 131470 - Last Review: 02/28/2014 07:56:44 - Revision: 2.1

Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.5, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5, Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51, Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition

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