NewDeal Technical Support Document 255
To run on LANtastic, you must have NewDeal installed on the hard drive of the machine where you want to run it. You should then be able to access shared drives and printers across the network.
Unless you have purchased the network version, NewDeal software will not run remotely from a LANtastic server drive; that is, you cannot install standard single-user NewDeal products on a remote drive (on another machine) and then run them from your local PC.
We have found that the following settings, recommended by Artisoft (makers of LANtastic), will allow NewDeal software to print under LANtastic 4.0.
To change settings, run LANtastic's NET_MGR program, typically by typing
C:\LANTISTI\NET LPT TIMEOUT 30In NewDeal Preferences, choose Computer, and set your parallel port to DOS.
The default Output Device for each printer resource is LPT1 and both printers should be physically connected to LPT1 on each machine. Add the two sample lines below in the STARTNET.BAT file on each server.
NET USE LPT1: \\SERVER1\@PRINTERThis arrangement will maintain printer selection consistency across the network in NewDeal and your other applications that support more than one printer. That is, when you print to LPT1 from either station, your print job will be spooled to the first printer. Likewise, printing to LPT2 will always send the print job to the second printer. At print time, the print dialog box should contain a list of each installed printer driver in the drop down at the top. That's where you choose the printer for the current job.
NET USE LPT2: \\SERVER2\@PRINTER
NOTE: LANTastic depends upon DOS's SHARE utility to provide file-locking that prevents multiple accesses to the same file. THE COPY OF SHARE.EXE ON THE SERVER MUST BE DOS 4.0 OR HIGHER, OR IT WILL NOT WORK. If SHARE is not properly installed and configured, multiple users will be able to open a copy of the same NewDeal document simultaneously (even if it's not set to Read Only), but when anyone attempts to save it, the document will be corrupted.
Loading the LASTDRIVE command in high memory using QEMM or another memory manager has occasionally been shown to interfere with NewDeal's ability to recognize LANTastic network drives.