Re: Installing a printer
From: MJS (maniac449_at_nospam.hotmail.com)
Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 07:22:13 +0100
Peter 'EPLAN' LANGSTOEGER wrote:
> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Paul Anderson <email@example.com> writes:
>>The recommended way to set up a queue for the printer is to use DCPS.
>>Install DCPS (no additional license required) and modify the startup
>>procedure to create a queue.
> Don't. Don't use the startup to create a queue ! Use startup to start the
> queue which you created before once (eventually by hand).
> Queue creation is required only once and costs quite some time (which
> sums to umpteen minutes unneccessary startup time when you have a hundreds
> of queues). Create the DCPS queues /AUTOSTART_ON (which - at least in
> earlier times - meant you have to create the DCPS queues by hand) and then
> use only ENABLE AUTOSTART in VMS startup.
>>DCPS documentation is at
Thanks for the link, I'll see what I can learn from here.
>>>I have already asked HP's printer people on how to do this but they
>>>gave up, nice.
>>Really?!?! That _is_ nice. There are many people knowledgable about
>>DCPS at the Customer Support Center. You must not have reached any of
I'd sent an e-mail with all the details, which I'd have hoped would have
been bounced to the right person/people, & the only question that was
asked was whether we'd be using the Parallel port or Ethernet, sent a
reply with Parallel. 4 days later, sorry we can't help you try the VMS
I have to admit, I wouldn't expect them to know everything about all
Operating Systems but it would be fair to expect them to know how to get
their printers to work with any OS. Ho Hum.
> Are any of the 'VMS/DCPS knowledge people' in presales support (or at
> the printer sales) ? Don't seem so.
> Or do you phone CSC if you have no support contract normally ?
Thanks for replies.
Is DCPS part of Open VMS 7.1-2, or will I have to acquire it seperately
from HP, or elsewhere?