Microsoft KB Archive/107718
Article ID: 107718
Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006
This article was previously published under Q107718
Issuing the NET PRINT xxxx /ROUTE:yyyy command disassociates the printer driver name from the queue. Later attempts to remote print to the queue return error 71. Generally, printers become disassociated from the queue when manipulated with the NET PRINT command or from within NET ADMIN (View/SharedResources/Printers/Edit).
A LAN Manager design limitation causes this.
Use Print Manager. This sort of administrative tasks cannot be done over the network using command line interfaces and batch jobs.
STEPS TO DUPLICATE CONDITION
- Create a printer, NullPtr, using IBMNULL driver directed to COM1.
- Create a queue, NullQ, using NullPtr and the IBMNULL driver.
- Share NULLQ.
NET SHARE NULLQ /PRINT
- Use NULLQ.
NET USE LPT3 \\xxxx\NULLQ
- Change the routing. (Simply issue the command; no change is necessary.)
NET PRINT NULLQ /ROUTE:COM1 (same as before)
- Copy CONFIG.SYS to LPT3.
COPY CONFIG.SYS LPT3
This results in a SYS00071 error.
NOTE: This applies to all ports and drivers specified.
Additional query words: 2.2, 2.1, 2.0c