Problems Printing on Novell Network with MS-DOS 5.0 (75272)
The information in this article applies to:
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0
This article was previously published under Q75272
After installing the Novell network redirector, attempting to print
to a local parallel printer immediately returns the error:
This error can be caused if the Novell SHELL.CFG file contains a
line setting the number of local printers to zero. Changing this
line to indicate the correct number of local printers may remedy
this problem. For example, if you have one parallel printer
connected to LPT1, confirm that the SHELL.CFG file contains
or delete the LOCAL PRINTERS= line from the SHELL.CFG file altogether.
Novell recommends adding LOCAL PRINTERS=0 into the SHELL.CFG file
only if the workstation does not have a printer connected to its
parallel port. By adding this line, you can prevent a workstation
from hanging if the SHIFT and PRINT SCREEN keys are pressed while
the workstation is not spooling.
For more information on Novell Netware and the SHELL.CFG file,
please contact your authorized Novell reseller.
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Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this
product's performance or reliability.
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