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I have a Windows 7 machine connected to a printer. I use another PC (in the same group) running Vista to connect this shared printer via COMMAND:

net use lpt2 \\Win7NAME\SHAREDPRINTERNAME /PERSISTENT:YES

I get the following error:

System error  64 has occurred 
The specified network is no longer available

Any Ideas or suggestions will be appreciated. Why could this error occur? How can I correct it?

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the printer on? the computer the printer is connected to on? typo? can you ping the computer? just making sure... –  Logman Jul 11 '12 at 2:52

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LPT2 is a local port not for TCP/IP

Ensure the printer is shared from the Windows 7 machine, then browse to the \Win7NAME and the printer will be there as a share. Using Vista you can then just double click the printer to install.

Is there a specific reason for using command prompt for this?

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