Steves Miscellaneous Instructions and Web/FTP sites

This page contains miscellaneous utilities, web sites, ftp sites, Windows utilities/commands, etc.

Connecting to Network Printer
Copying a Bootable Diskette
Mapping Network Drive
Miscellaneous Web Sites
Miscellaneous FTP sites and Network Drive
Miscellaneous DOS Commands
Miscellaneous Windows Commands/Utilities
Miscellaneous Tools
Web Browser Information
Windows 2002 Information
Installation of Lotus Client
Installing VNC For Sun-Solaris

Connecting to Network Printer

1)  From Windows, "Start", "Settings", and select "Printers".

2)  In the Printers window, double-click "Add Printer"

3)  In the "Add Printer" Welcome window, click "Next".

4)  In the "Local or Network Printer" window, select "Local Printer" and deselect "Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer", then click "Next".

5)  In the "Select the Printer Port", select "Create a new Port", and in the "Type" pull down, select "Standard TCP/IP Port", then click "Next".

6)  In the "Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard" popup Welcome window, click "Next".

7)  In the "Add Port" window, enter the value of your printer IP address in the "Printer Name or IP Address" field (i.e. "" in WEA Test, and "" in ESS Test), and in the "Port Name" field, make up a name for your port (i.e. "WEA Printer 17" in WEA Test, and "IBMInfoPrint 40" in ESS Test), and click "Next".

(You might get an additional window "Additional Port Information Required", so select "Custom", and clicked the "Settings..." button, and clicked "Next". You then got the next step)

8)  In the "Completing the Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard" window, click "Finish".

9)  Back in the "Add Printer Wizard" window, select IBM as the manufacturer, and the appropriate printer (i.e. "IBM Network Printer 17 (PCL)", or "IBM InfoPrint 40"), then click "Next". (If a driver already exists, you might be queried to keep the existing driver or use a new one, keep the existing one).

10)  In the "Add Printer Wizard" enter a value for the printer (i.e.. "WEA Test Dept Printer"), and  if you are questioned "Do you want your Windows-based programs to use this printer as the default printer?" select "Yes", and click "Next".

11)  In the "Printer Sharing" window, select "Do not share this printer", and click "Next".

(if in the next 3 steps you get a pop-up stating "Digital Signature not found", click 'Yes" to proceed).

12)  In the "Print Test Page" window, select "Yes", and click "Next".

13)  A pop-up window will be displayed stating a test page is being sent. Assure it has, and click "OK", otherwise "Troubleshoot" (you're on you own doing the troubleshooting!).

14)  In the "Completing the Add Printer Wizard" window, click "Finish".

Copying a Bootable Diskette

1)  Insert the floppy to be copied into the floppy drive, and from Windows Explorer, select it, right mouse click and select "CopyDisk...".

2)  In the "Copy Disk" window, click "Start".

3)  The resulting popup will instruct you to insert the source disk in, assure it is so and click "OK". Wait a few seconds.

4)  The resulting "Copy Disk" popup will instruct you to insert the destination disk, do so and click "OK".

Mapping Network Drive

From Windows Explorer

1)  From Windows Explorer task bar, select "Tools", and click on "Map Network Drive".

2)  In the "Map Network Drive" window, a drive will already be selected, so in the "Folder" field, type in the value for the fully qualified pathname for the machine and directory you wish to connect to (i.e. "\\\c$").

3)  To connect, click on the Connect using a different user name.

4)  In the "Connect As" popup, enter the User name and Password you wish to connect as, and click "OK".

5)  Back in the "Map Network Drive" window, click "Finish".

6)  You should now be able to access files on the remote machine using the mapped drive in Windows Explorer.


From Command Line

The command line syntax is "net use drivename path", where "net use" is the command to map a drive, "drivename" is the drive you will use to refer to the mapped drive (should be a unique letter not used on your system), and "path" is the fully qualified name for the machine and directory to map. You can optionally include the id and password you wish to log on as by appending it to the command

An example - type "net use i:    \\\42newbuild    /user:Administrator (generic password)"      (do not include quotes)

From My Network Places 
1) On the Windows desktop doubleclick on "My Network Places".

2) In the My Network Places dialog box, click on "Add Network Place".

3) In the "Welcome to the Add Network Place Wizard" dialog box, in the "Type the location of the Network Place:" field, enter the machine/folder name (i.e. "\\\projects\p\pvclv2", then click "Next".

4) In the "Completing the Add Network Place Wizard" panel, make up a name for this connection (i.e. "RTPGSA Connection"), then click "Finish".

(you might be queried for the ID/PW to use for this connection, if so, enter the appropriate values to continue)

5) If you were to reboot your machine, you can invoke "My Network Places" again, double click on the appropriate connection (enter ID/PW if necessary), and this network connection will show up in the "My Network Places" section of Windows Explorer.

Miscellaneous Web Sites                                  Info about builds\42newbuild                    New load builds                               IBM BluePages Callup        Misc Software       Web Accessibility Checklist

Miscellaneous FTP sites and Network Drives

\\cinta03\42oldbuild\cd1                                Old builds (probably temporary)
\\\42newbuild             New Builds
\\zeitouni5\rushsoft                                         Miscellaneous software
\\sdsmsrv\software                                         Misc SW

net use j: \\zeitouni5\rushsoft
cd  /d  j:
cd vnc_x86_win32\vncviewer

Miscellaneous DOS Commands

dir filename* /s          Searc current and all subdirectories
cd /D i:\                    Change directory to another disk/device (ie. "i" disk)
winver                      Show the version of Windows you have on your machine
format a:                   Format a floppy

Miscellaneous Windows Commands/Utilities

Miscellaneous Tools


This tools allow screen and control access to a remote computer. The remote and local computer must have the VCNViewer installed.
Sequence of commands to get VNCViewer:

net use j: \\zeitouni5\rushsoft
cd  /d  j:
cd vnc_x86_win32\vncviewer

1)  From the source machine, invoke the vcnviewer from the DOS prompt changing to the directory "C:\Program Files\ORL\VNC" and typing "vcnviewer".

2)  If prompted, enter the password for the remote machine.

3)  From then on you and the person at the remote computer are controlling what is going on on that computer.

To perform a Restart/Logon, in the vcnview window upper left corner, right mouse click and select "Send Ctrl-alt-del".

Windows 2002 Information

To turn on Accessibility:

1)  Click "Start", "Settings", and click on "Accessibility Options".

2)  With "Keyboard" tab you can create "Sticky Keys", etc.

3)  With "Display" tab you can invoke contrasting colors on display.

4)  Go crazy.

Web Browser Information

Netscape 6.0

Turning off graphics:

1)  Select "Edit", "Preferences", and in the "Preferences" window, select "Privacy and Security".

2)  In the "Privacy and Security" window, select "Images".

3)  In the "Images" panel, under "Image Blocking", select the radio button for "Do not load any images", and click "OK".

Internet Explorer (5.0)

Could not connect to web site ("") with IE but could with Netscape Navigator.

1)  From menu bar select "Tools" and click on "Internet  Options".

2)  Click on "Connections" tab.

3)  Click on "Lan Settings".

4)  Wiggle the "Use a proxy server" checkbook, and click "Advanced".  "Socks" should be "" and "Port" should be "1080".
In the "Exceptions" portion, values should include ";".

Installation of Lotus Client

1)  Connect to zietouni5/rushsoft (i.e. "net use j: \\zeitouni5\rushsoft")

2)  Go to Notes_Client folder and click on "506awgcda.exe".

3)  Accept all defaults on all screens and click "Next" or "Finish" as required.

Installing VNC For Sun-Solaris

(Contribution by Rahul Jaising)

1) Download the tar.gz file from vnc from
2) gunzip <filename.tar.gz>
3) tar -xvf filename.tar
4) cd to vnc* directory which was extracted from the tar
4) Run vncinstall as ./vncinstall /usr/local/bin
5) Run the cp command for the classes as shown in the README file
6) Run ./vncpasswd and enter a passwd
7) Run ./vncserver:X for start servers on display X

The above process with only give you an xterm when you log in using VNC. If you want the entire Desktop, go to the .vnc directory of the user and edit the xstartup file, to change twm to dtwm and change the PATH env variable to PATH=/usr/dt/bin:$PATH;export PATH. Your good to go.

(Contribution by Pinwu Xu)

Or you can get a Sun packaged version from, and running

pkgadd -d <vnc_file_name>

to install it.

After the install, go to /usr/local/bin, change the first line, from "#!/usr/local/bin/perl" to "#!/usr/bin/perl", make sure that /usr/local/bin is in your PATH, and running
vncserver to configure/start VNC