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How to Print Text files on USB port
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Microsoft Loopback Adapter is basically a software based network adapter that simulates a live network.

Print from DOS in an offline enviro­nment like the stores, you will need to a Loopback Adapter and perform the step-b­y-step direct­ions.
Credit: TechRe­public

Step 1

1) Install the Microsoft Loopback Adapter
1.1 In Control Panel, double click on Add Hardware.
1.2 Click Next
1.3 When the scan finishes, select "Yes, I have already connected the hardwa­re"
1.4 Click Next
1.5 Scroll to the bottom of the list and select "Add a new hardware device­"
Click Next
1.6 Select "­Install the hardware that I manually select from a list (Advan­ced­)"
1.7 Click Next
1.8 Select "­Network Adapte­rs"
1.9 Click Next
1.10 Select "­Mic­ros­oft­" under the Manufa­cturer list.
1.11 Select "­Mic­rosoft Loopback Adapte­r" in the Network Adapter list.
1.12 Click Next
1.13 Click Next
1.14 Click Finish

Steps 2 -4

2. Configure the Adapter
2.1 The loopback adapter is a virtual network adapter and can be configured the same as a regular network card.
2.2 Set the adapter to have a static IP address such as 192.16­8.1.1/ 255.25­5.255.0

3. Share the printer.
3.1 Recommend you use a share name that you will remember. I used ?Printer? in the new machines that are already deployed.

4. Capture the printer port.
4.1 NET USE LPT1: \\[Com­puter Name]­\Printer /PERSI­STE­NT:YES

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