How can I create a local print queue so that I can configure default settings on a network print queue?

A. If you connect directly to a network print queue, you can't set defaults for items such as duplex printing. To work around this limitation, you can create a local device that points to the network printer, then create a local print queue by performing the following steps:

  1. From a command prompt, type
     NET USE LPT1: \\<printer server>\<printer> /persistent:yes 
    to map the local LPT device to the network printer.
  2. Add a local printer in the usual way (go to Start, Settings, Printers, and click Add Printer).
  3. Specify a local device (LPT1), and configure the new printer.
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