RE: pdf & terminal server printing


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RE: pdf & terminal server printing

You are indeed correct about the Font not being included in the Printer Data
Stream. Microsoft identifed this as a bug.
Adobe Acrobat .PDF documents may not print correctly Microsoft Knowledge
Base article number Q267896

They're are two hot available: on for 2k (which is now part of Sp2) and the
other for TSE



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Make sure to test this fix (mskb q267896) thoroughly if you are applying it to a Win2k SP1 server. I applied it to several different servers during testing and the servers would randomly blue-screen during printing with because of the win32k.sys file that was replaced in this version. I could replicate this at will on different hardware, since it was random I couldn't force a crash but if I installed it I could guarantee it would crash the server within a few hours. SP2 has run fine for us though on our test servers.

We took it back out and went back to the print as image trick.

Good luck,

B73.3.2 SP 11.1_UPKG, NT SP6a, MS-SQL 7.0 SP2, WIN2K/Metaframe 1.8a SP2/FR1 & Fat

Jeff Hill
IS Division Manager
Yamazen Inc.