System Error 5

Originally Posted 21 May 2009, 4:49 am EST

  • Originally Posted 21 May 2009, 4:49 am EST


    May I know the possible cause of this error? "Failed to open printer - System Error 5"


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    This error message occurs if user does not have correct permission set to print from the printer or if the printer driver does not support paper size which is being set.
    To avoid this error you can Printer.PrinterName property to empty string. This would allow ActiveReports to use its virtual printer.

    Please see the following link for more information about this property:
    Please let me know if you need more assistance. .

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    Can you try what Soctt has suggested @
    Let me know if that helped or not.  I will dig deeper to find out what is going on.

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    Sorry for the confusion.  Looks like Ashish and I posted at around the same time :).  The post that I mentioned is same as what Ashish has suggested in his post.  In future, will make sure I dont cause duplicate posts.

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