JSI Tip 3917. Printing to a file in Windows 2000 Terminal Services generates an error?

If you try to use the 'Print to file' feature in Application mode, you receive:

There was an error found when printing "filename" to \[driveletter:\path\]. Do you want to Retry or Cancel?

If you press Cancel, you may receive:

Start doc printer call was not issued.

This behavior is caused by the Spoolsv.exe program NOT inheriting the drive mappings during a client session.

To workaround this problem, use a UNC path to the file name:

\\ServerName\ShareName\FileName

Example:

\\JSI002\Share1\MyPrint.prn



TAGS: Windows 8
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