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Using the HPOBJECT Utility


If you are printing to print queues on NetWare 3.x servers or on NetWare 4.x servers that are outside the IntranetWare HostPrint NDS tree (defined as an NDS bindery reference queue), you may want to use the HPOBJECT utility that comes with HostPrint.

When logging into a remote server, HostPrint logs in as GUEST, which is not password protected. The HPOBJECT utility defines a special non-user object for logging into any file server other than the one running HostPrint.

Using the HPOBJECT utility:

Many NetWare utilities, such as CAPTURE and PRINTCON, use the GUEST username to access print queues on remote file servers. Many third-party network-direct printers also use the GUEST username to access print queues on NetWare file servers. Therefore, in many cases it may not be feasible to eliminate the GUEST username and use HPOBJECT instead.

Using HPOBJECT to Define Special Objects

To use HPOBJECT to define special objects, follow these steps:

1. From the MS-DOS prompt (>), enter the following command:
hpobject name
Replace name with SUPERVISOR, ADMIN, or the name of an equivalent user.
HPOBJECT prompts you for the remote server.
2. Enter the name of the remote server.
HPOBJECT then prompts you for the remote server password.
3. Enter the password for the remote server.
HPOBJECT then prompts you for the names of the print queues to be used.
4. Enter the names of all the print queues that may be used and press <Esc>.
Be sure to enter the names of all the print queues to which print jobs may be directed. A print job directed to a print queue that has not been identified to HPOBJECT will not be completed.
HPOBJECT returns you to the remote server name prompt. If you want to use more than one remote server for routing print jobs, repeat steps 2 through 4.
5. After you have entered all the information for each remote server you may be using, continue pressing <Esc> to return to the MS-DOS prompt.

HPOBJECT can be invoked again at a later time to add additional print queues on a remote server that has already had the special HostPrint object defined.

Using HPOBJECT to Delete Special Objects

To use HPOBJECT to delete special objects, follow these steps:

1. From the MS-DOS prompt (>), enter the following command:
hpobject name /del
Replace name with SUPERVISOR, ADMIN, or the name of an equivalent user.
HPOBJECT prompts you for the remote server.
2. Enter the name of the remote server.
HPOBJECT then prompts you for the remote server password.
3. Enter the password for the remote server.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you wish to delete the special HostPrint object from additional remote servers.
4. After you have deleted the special HostPrint object on each remote server from which you wish to remove the object, press <Esc> to return to the MS-DOS prompt.


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