The following steps can be done to set up a Windows print driver that prints as a LPR printer from a Windows 2000 PC. This can be used to print reports from the WinSpool/400 Electronic Forms software or any other Windows application directly to an AS/400 output queue for printing via the AS/400.
In Windows 2000, do the following:
- Select Start/Settings/Printers/Add Printer.
- Click Next.
- Select Local printer.
- Create a new port.
- Select Standard TCP/IP Port. Click Next twice.
- Enter the AS/400 IP address for the printer name (The port name will fill itself in automatically) and click Next.
- For additional port information, select Custom and then click the Settings button.
- Change protocol to LPR.
- Change queue name to an existing output queue name on the AS/400. Example: QPRINT.
- Important: Enable the LPR byte counting enabled setting, otherwise you may receive errors from the AS/400 print spooling subsystem.
- Click OK to save additional port information.
- Click Next to continue.
- Click Finish to save the new port settings.
- Select a Windows print driver that matches the AS/400 printer connected to the queue you will be printing to. Example: HP4000, IBM Infoprint 17, etc.
- Complete the printer setup.
- After the printer has been set up, any windows program can print to the new print driver and the output should print from the AS/400 by spooling automatically to the selected AS/400 output queue.
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