This article was previously published under Q154498
For a Microsoft Windows XP version of this article, see 314499.
This article describes how to print to a network printer from an MS-DOS-based program in Windows. By default, most MS-DOS-based programs printdirectly to either LPT1 or LPT2. However, the output is not automaticallyrouted across a redirector to a print share unless you use one of thefollowing methods.
Establish a persistent connection using NET.EXE. To do so, use thefollowing syntax at a command prompt:
net use lptx: \\printserver\sharename /persistent:yes
Print directly to the printer share by using the following syntax at acommand prompt: