I have an Java enterprise app that only prints to LPT1. The problem is, the only printers available in my company are USB printers. The developers and support staff (InfoSys) for the app all say they require a DOS based printer which I took to mean LPT because USB has a BIOS setting to enable legacy support which I enabled.
I have tested connecting an LPT printer to the PC, and the app works and prints perfectly. What I would now like to do is use a USB printer connected directly to this PC. I have tried sharing the printer and using the command
net use lpt1 \\pcip\printername /persistent:yes
then installing the printer detected on the LPT port. While this works for a printer on the netowrk, it doesn't seem to work with a local printer. I would like to deploy this for 10 plus users each with thier own printer.