Creating a Remote Printer -- Windows NT/2000/XP/Server 2003


Creating a Remote Printer -- Windows NT/2000/XP/Server 2003

Before creating a remote printer, ensure you have properly defined your printer on the host and ensure the host is running an LPD server program.

To create a remote printer using Windows Printers Settings:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, point to Settings and click Printers.
  2. Select a local Windows printer with a driver that corresponds to the remote printer type.
  3. On the File menu, click Properties. The printer’s Properties dialog box opens. If you do not have any local printers installed, double-click Add Printer to add a local printer.
  4. On the Ports tab, click Add Port. The Printer Ports dialog box opens.
  5. In the port list, select HCL LPR Monitor. The Configure LPR Port and Remote Printer dialog box opens.
      If you recently installed a Hummingbird product and the HCL LPR Port does not appear in the Ports list, you will need to restart Windows.
  6. In the Host box, type the name of the remote host.
  7. In the Queue name box, type the printer queue name.
  8. In the Advanced section, specify connection options:

Timeout in seconds—Specifies how long the LPR will try to connect to a printer before terminating the attempt.

Read Host’s Queue—Select this option to automatically display any available queue state information (for example, printer problems, job list, and queue problems) from the host in the printer window. Not all hosts provide queue information.

Graceful Close—Prevents the socket from closing until confirmation is received that the job has been delivered.
  1. Click OK, then click Close.

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