Printing From OpenVMS to PC

October 12, 2012 at 06:32:12
Specs: Windows 7
Is there a way to print from a VMS print queue to a printer locally installed on LPT1? The VMS server and PC are both on the same network, but the printer does not have a network port. If this is possible could someone please help me get it going, or give me the steps to start in the correct direction?

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#1
October 15, 2012 at 07:10:41
I am not aware of any way to address a printer that his locally connected to a PC directly from OpenVMS. OpenVMS will not see the printer, it will only see network printers. As a potential solution, you can "print" to a file and then transfer the file to the PC for printing. Typically the setup would be to "print" the file to a Windows folder and have a print server actually print the file. Otherwise, place the printer on the network and create an OpenVMS print queue to point to the ptiner.

Dan


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#2
October 17, 2012 at 01:07:28
With the right (server-) software on the PC side (Windows ?), You can setup a LPD/LPR queue on the VMS side.

In my aging WinXP I see in control panel "add or remove programs"->"...windows components"->"print services for Unix": that should provide LPD support.

Other: a little search finds e.g.
http://www.jrcomputing.com.au/unix-...

Joseph Huber
http://www.huber-joseph.de


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#3
October 17, 2012 at 11:02:37
Some more links to Windows LPD service installation:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...

http://www.frogmorecs.com/arts/conf...

On the VMS side use @TCPIP$config to setup the LPD service.
See the VMS documentation for setting up the LPR print queue:
http://h71000.www7.hp.com/doc/83fin...

Joseph Huber
http://www.huber-joseph.de


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