Installation Questions

Greetings, I am trying to setup Microsoft point sale software with some difficulties and I am hoping someone here will be able to shed some light on the problems I have:
I have a USB Metrologic bar code scanner, but when I try to configure the POS objects, all I see is COM ports and no USB. The same goes with my Star TSP700 printer that also controls the cash register. It is a parallel port printer but I do not find any printer option in the configuration wizard.
Any ideas are appreciated....
Thank you
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Amerdsp,
You probably don't need to do anything for the scanner. If you go into Notepad, scan something and the correct numbers show up, you're good to go. No setup needed.
You need to install your printer first. We always use the Windows drivers for Star printers and it will appear in the list of peripherals. Here's Star's website and the driver download on the upper left. http://www.starmicronics.com /
You'll need to setup the drawer in the printer's properties, not MSPOS.
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Lance,
That won't work. The open/close drawer commands only work with OPOS devices.
An option we just started playing with is to use a serial or USB drawer and install the OPOS device for it only and use the Windows driver for the printer, as we're not wild about OPOS.
Did you set an option in SO Manager to "Share OPOS" devices for the lockup problem? SO Manager | File | Configuration | Options tab | POS options section | check the "Share the OPOS printer..."
Also make sure to uninstall the Windows driver for the printer as OPOS is a little testy about that.
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http://tinyurl.com/75bgz =====================================================
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Get USB card for Printer works much better than any other interface. then do what Jeff said.
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