To change the parallel port time-out settings

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To change the parallel port time-out settings

  1. Open Printers and Faxes.

  2. Right-click the printer you want to change, and then click Properties.

  3. On the Ports tab, click the LPT port that the printer uses, and then click Configure Port.

  4. Type the new number for the time-out setting in Transmission Retry.


  • To change device settings, you must have the Manage Printers permission. For information about printing security permissions, see Related Topics.

  • To open Printers and Faxes, click Start, and then click Printers and Faxes.

  • If you are printing to a pen plotter, you might need to increase the port time-out setting to allow more time for the plotter to clear its buffer.

  • If you print to more than one parallel port, change Transmission Retry for each port.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Using plotters
Assigning printer permissions