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Can't Print to Network Printer

Posted on 2008-10-13
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I am using a VB.NET Application for a CE device that calls a function from a Webservice located on my PC to print a crystal report. I also use the webservice to gather a list of all the printers, but it fails to get the network printer. However, i hardcoded the printer name \\192.168.1.105\hpLaserJ into the webservice, and i get the error messge "Access is Denied". I think it may have something to do with security, but not positive. Any help would be appreciated.
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by:mlmcc
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Definitely sounds like you don't or the service doesn't have permissions to the printer.

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by:webbie05
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What steps can i take to allow permissions to the printer? I need to have access to every printer installed on the computer.
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Anurag Thakur earned 750 total points
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following is the explanation
That's because you (the asp.net user) don't have any access rights to the share, note that the default account 'aspnet', doesn't even have network access rights. So you will have to impersonate a user with appropriate privileges to access the network share.

how to fix it
add the following entry in web.config
<identity impersonate="true" userName="domain\username" password="password"/>
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by:webbie05
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I tried <identity impersonate="true" userName="domain\username" password="password"/> and now i get, "The RPC server is unavailable"
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by:Anurag Thakur
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sorry to say but just giving me the exception is not helpful
you also need to tell us what changes you made, what configuration settings were made so that we can investigate why are you getting that error

most importantly where are you getting the error while accessing the printer or before that
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