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Old April 7th, 2010, 08:55 AM
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Hi to All,

I have this problem:

I have a page.asp, on my_server in intranet in which there is IIS vers. 5.1,

in this page there is a Print button and I want that, when the user-client clicks on it, it will start automatically the generation of the PDF-file of my page.asp

I think that in the code below there are some errors because I have in the server the printer Adobe PDF put with a Port Desktop\*.pdf and not LPT1

Then this "virtual and not physical" printer is shared in intranet with the connection-name: Adobe_PDF9 and the path of this printer is:

Can you help me please to correct the code below ??
Thanks a lot in advance !!!!

<%@ Language=VBScript %>
<% Option Explicit
Dim objFS, objWSHNet, objPrinter
Set objFS = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objWSHNet = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
objWSHNet.AddPrinterConnection "Desktop\*.pdf", "\\my_server_name\Adobe_PDF9"
Set objStampante = objFS.CreateTextFile("Desktop\*.pdf:", True)
On Error Resume Next
objWSHNet.RemovePrinterConnection "Desktop\*.pdf:"
Set objWSHNet = Nothing
Set objFS = Nothing
Set objPrinter = Nothing
<div align="center">
<button onclick="window.print()">Click to Print</Button></p>

The message of error is:
Invalid network adress ...
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Old April 19th, 2010, 06:40 AM
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is there anyone who can help me or suggest me an idea ??

Thanks !!!
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Old June 28th, 2010, 02:16 PM
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I believe the issue that you are experiencing is that an Adobe virtual printer, although can be shared in Windows, cannot be used by a remote client because that application is not actually installed on the client (DLLs, Registry, etc).

Depending on what needs to happen under the hood, something like a ActiveX PDF Generator or a .NET PDF library come to mind, or automating the "print" button sub routine to create the PDF in a temp folder and repost the web page as the src.
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