Dec 282017
 
Novell's latest release of their PSERVER utilities. Includes PSERVER.NLM, PSERVER.VAP, PSERVER.EXE, and RPRINTER.EXE (and docs). Major changes include fixes to rprinter for reporting a printer in use when it is not.
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Novell’s latest release of their PSERVER utilities. Includes PSERVER.NLM, PSERVER.VAP, PSERVER.EXE, and RPRINTER.EXE (and docs). Major changes include fixes to rprinter for reporting a printer in use when it is not.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
PSERV2.DOC 9703 3044 deflated
PSERVER.EXE 108844 46773 deflated
PSERVER.NLM 51938 22711 deflated
PSERVER.VAP 65218 26121 deflated
RPRINTER.EXE 59756 32531 deflated

Download File PSERV2.ZIP Here

Contents of the PSERV2.DOC file


README of PSERV2.ZIPPTF-P-533
The following files are included with this release:

pserver.nlm5193806-15-925:40p
pserver.exe10884406-16-923:43p
pserver.vap6521806-15-922:46p
rprinter.exe5975606-04-9210:40a
pserv.doc(This File)

PSERVER.VAP
02/11/91 64130
This VAP shipped with NetWare 2.2 and 3.11.

07/10/91 64994
This VAP contains the following fixes:
1) It fixes a problem that causes the rewind option to return to
the beginning of a document, ignoring the page number
specified by the user. This problem occurs when in text
mode.

2) This VAP also addresses a problem of tabs not working
properly.

3) This VAP contains the auto load feature which allows an
unattended load of the pserver.vap. This auto-load
feature will ONLY be available on a NetWare 2.2 File
Server.

AUTO-LOAD NOTES:
To load a VAP without being required to hit a "y" when
asked if you want to load value added processes, put
"VAP WAIT xxx" (xxx = 10 seconds to 300 seconds) in your
server.cfg file. Make sure the server.cfg file in the
system directory. When running this new pserver.vap on
a NW 2.2 server the VAP will prompt you for the Print
Server name the first time the VAP is loaded. From that
point on the pserver.vap will remember the Print Server
Name until the name is cleared.

To CLEAR a Print Server Name the user will simply type:
PSERVER CLEARNAME
at the console prompt on the NW 2.2 File Server. This
will cause the pserver.vap to prompt the user for a Print
Server Name on the next load of the pserver.vap.

06/15/92 65218
This Vap contains the following fixes:
1) It causes DTR and RTS on the serial port to stay high
once the Print Server is installed.

Installation:
1) Make a backup copy of the original PSERVER.VAP.

2) Copy new file PSERVER.VAP over the original version.

3) Reboot the file server.

PSERVER.EXE
02/11/91 107928
This EXE shipped with NetWare 2.2 and 3.11.

07/10/91 108184
This EXE contains the following fixes:
1) It fixes a possible problem that could create data corruption
when printing large graphics documents with serial and
parallel printers. Although this bug has not been seen
with the EXE, it has been known to occur with
PSERVER.NLM. This problem is created by a special
condition which causes the pointer to override the print
buffer. As a result, garbage characters are printed in
the middle of a document. Once the block of bad data is
printed, the printer resumes printing the document as it
should.

2) This EXE also addresses a problem of the rewind function
not working correctly when in text mode. It was also
found that tabs were not working correctly in the
previous release. This issue has been fixed in this EXE.

06/16/92 108844
This EXE contains the following fixes:
1) It causes DTR and RTS on the serial port to stay high
once the Print Server is installed.

2) This file also fixes a problem that causes print job
corruption in the form of ascii characters or form feeds.
This corruption is known to occur on PaintJet printers,
but may occur on others as well.

Installation:
1) Flag PSERVER.EXE as SRW (Sharable Read Write) in the
PUBLIC directory.

2) Rename PSERVER.EXE to PSERVER.OLD in the PUBLIC directory
for backup purposes.

3) Copy PSERVER.EXE to the PUBLIC directory on your system.

4) Flag the new copy of PSERVER.EXE back to SRO (Sharable
Read-Only).

PSERVER.NLM
02/11/91 51208
This NLM shipped with NetWare 3.11.

07/10/91 50358
This NLM contains the following fixes:
1) It fixes a bug that when printing large graphics
documents with serial and parallel printers. This
problem is created by a special condition which causes
the pointer to override the print buffer. As a result,
garbage characters are printed in the middle of a
document. Once the block of bad data is printed, the
printer resumes printing the document as it should.

2) This NLM also addresses a problem of the rewind function
not working correctly when in text mode.

06/15/92 51938
This NLM contains the following fixes:
1) It causes DTR and RTS on the serial port to stay high
once the Print Server comes up.

2) This file also fixes a problem that causes print job
corruption in the form of ascii characters or form feeds.
This corruption is known to occur on PaintJet printers,
but may occur on others as well.

3) This file also allows the user to specify how often the
print server services jobs. Currently, the polling time
default is every 15 seconds. The poll time can now be
set by a load-time parameter using the following syntax:
: LOAD PSERVER POLL=xx
where xx (1 - 30) equals the number of seconds the queue
waits before checking for jobs to be serviced. If the
POLL parameter is not entered, the default value is used.
If an invalid POLL value or if incorrect syntax is
entered, the user is given the correct syntax and the
range of correct values and the user is then prompted to
hit any key to continue.

Installation:
1) If necessary flag PSERVER.NLM as SRW (Sharable Read
Write). If you plan to copy the file to the SYS:SYSTEM
directory, which is suggested, this will be necessary.

2) If an existing copy of PSERVER.NLM exists, rename it to
PSERVER.OLD for backup purposes.

3) Copy PSERVER.NLM to the same directory as the other NLM
files on your system (again this is usually SYS:SYSTEM).

4) Flag the new copy of PSERVER.NLM back to SRO (Sharable
Read Only).

5) After the system is brought up, type LOAD PSERVER.
: LOAD PSERVER POLL=xx

RPRINTER.EXE
06/04/92 59756
This RPRINTER.EXE contains the following fixes:
1) There is a problem found when attempting to establish a
remote connection. Often when the attempt is made, the
print server responds with a message indicating that it
is unable to establish a remote connection, and that the
remote printer is already in use.

2) If a workstation batch file continually loads and reloads
Rprinter, a workstation hang could occur.

3) This version of RPRINTER.EXE addresses a problem with
RPRINTER v1.21 that was included with Netware V2.2 and
V3.11. The problem was that if XON\XOFF was defined,
RPRINTER would continue to utilize hardware handshaking.
The result was that the printer buffer would overflow
and/or the printer would go offline.

4) This version of RPRINTER.EXE also contains a fix for a
problem that caused rprinter to quit accepting jobs after
aborting a job that was waiting for a form to be mounted.

5) This version of RPRINTER.EXE also contains a fix for a
bug that causes lost characters or slow printing when
printing documents. This is known to occur with a PS/2
Model 60 or 50 when running Rprinter v1.21.

6) This version causes DTR and RTS on the serial port to
stay high once the print server comes up.

7) This version contains a command line parameter to set the
strobe time as follows:
RPRINTER PRINTER# Tx
where x is a number from 1-9.

8) This version contains a fix for an intermittent problem
when using DOS 5.0. When loading RPRINTER the
workstation would hang.

Installation:
1) Flag RPRINTER.EXE as SRW (Sharable Read Write) in the
PUBLIC directory.

2) Rename RPRINTER.EXE to RPRINTER.OLD in the PUBLIC
directory for backup purposes.

3) Copy RPRINTER.EXE to the PUBLIC directory on your system.

4) Flag the new copy of RPRINTER.EXE back to SRO (Sharable
Read-Only).


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Distribution of any NetWare software is forbidden without the
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of the software, loss of data, costs of re-creating lost data, the
cost of any substitute equipment or program, or claims by any party
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