It is possible to map a network printer to LPT1 with this command:
Note if the mapping fails because of "Access Denied", then it can be caused by different things:
net use lpt1: \\computer_name\printer
- The network permissions for the printer share, doesn't allow the user to access the printer.
- The user is not allowed to remap the LPT1 port, this happens if the LPT1 is already mapped to a local port. The solution is to disable the LPT1 port on the motherboard BIOS.
Note if the DOS program is able to print, but nothing comes out of the printer, then you might have to change the printer properties to TEXT mode.
More Info MS KB163551