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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2011

    Post Printing crystal Reports through telnet server

    Hello friends,

    I'm struggling with Crystal Reports.

    On the server we have a scanner application, developed in .Net

    When I run this program itself, there's no problem. The scanner application is able to send a report to a printer which I've locally installed. This works quite good.

    However, this scanner application in reality will be called by a telnet server. We use Seattle Lab Telnet.

    When I want to use exactly the same application through this server. In the configuration panel of the telnet server I can see that using the dos prompt and connecting through 'telnet localhost' I can see that it's connecting. Also that the scanner application is called from the telnet server.

    But, what's not working is the printing itself.

    I already went through some stuff and it looks like a problem with the local system account not finding the printer. The error code I get is 'no printer specified'

    If I change the service of the telnet server to use the administrator account, I cannot log on with a telnet session.

    Please advice,

    Best regards,


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2011

    Question Re: Printing crystal Reports through telnet server

    Maybe some more information to add :

    I just logged in as the user where I am supposed to log in to the telnet session, in order to print a report with crystal reports through the telnet server.

    When I do this, I see following things :

    1) My printers are defined. Also the default printer is correctly defined.
    2) When I start the scanner application locally, and want to print out a report, this is working
    3) When I open a telnet session, everything is working up to the point where it is supposed to start printing. At that point I get the error message : "Invalid printer specified"

    I think it has something to do with the local system account, I can't get the telnet server to work using other credentials than that of the local system account.

    Advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2005

    Re: Printing crystal Reports through telnet server

    IMO, Crystal Reports is looking for a specific printer name
    Maybe it's the printer used in the development phase

    1 Try designing the reports using 'No Printer'
    2 Try designing the reports using a local printer (where you enter with the telnet server) or change the printer's name

    This is because using a telnet server, all about some kind of gui is cancelled
    Last edited by jggtz; August 11th, 2011 at 10:35 AM.

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