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NPRINTER and Windows 2000 - TID10054175 (last modified 18NOV2002)
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NPRINTER and Windows 2000


Microsoft Windows 2000

NPRINTER for Windows


The executables for NPRINTER for NT will run on Windows 2000.  The problem is with the installation.  The OEMSETUP.INF file is incorrect for W2K.  A second issue is that in Windows 2000 the service is added through a different path than on NT,  but because the INF file is incorrect NPRINTER will still not install.


To get Printer working on Windows 2000:
1.  Extract the files from NTPRINT.EXE
2.  Copy the files English\NPRINTER.CPL and English\NPRINTER.EXE to the C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32 directory.
3.  Open Start\Settings\Control Panel.  The printer icon should now be displayed on the control panel.  Open the printer icon and set up the printer to be serviced.
4.  From the command prompt, run NPRINTER.EXE.   The command should be: NPRINTER /I

In the tests that were done, the print jobs went to the NDPS printer agent and then were sent to the local W2K printer servicing the printer agent.  The PSM did report a "Communication Error", but the count of jobs printed was correct, and jobs did move to the local printer.

Engineering is aware of these problems.  However, the product will not be fixed and is unsupported on Windows 2000.  There will not be any NPRINTER for Windows 2000.

Document Title: NPRINTER and Windows 2000
Document ID: 10054175
Solution ID: NOVL15450
Creation Date: 14JUN2000
Modified Date: 18NOV2002
Novell Product Class: NetWare


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