Solved

ftp printing from php to Windows server

Posted on 2011-02-14
5
413 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-13
Hi Guys,

We are developing a booking system for a client using PHP which has the function to be able to send documents to a printer via ftp.

Setting up an ftp directory on the clients Windows server to receive these documents is not a problem as this is pretty straight forward.

What I need to know is there a way to then get windows server to spool these documents to one of the printers on the Windows server.

Basically the system would be generating a lot of documents which they don't want to have to open each one individually in the browser and print this way as it would take to long.

Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:satandave
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:_-MYFOX-_
ID: 34888507
What kind of files are they?
Just to understand better, depending on the file which way to go ..
0
 

Author Comment

by:satandave
ID: 34888604
Hi Mate,

The files would be .doc, .pdf and .html

Regards,
Dave
0
 
LVL 20

Accepted Solution

by:
DVation191 earned 500 total points
ID: 34888901
Take a look at this software:
http://www.silentprint.com/
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:_-MYFOX-_
ID: 34889431
Here is a program for you
http://www.awises.com/

If you prefer the documentation for creating batch look here
http://www.robvanderwoude.com/printfiles.php

My2Cent
0
 

Author Comment

by:satandave
ID: 34889553
Thanks guys.

We are just trying the silentprint trial version and might give awises a go and see which performs best

Will let you know

thanks again
0

Featured Post

Instantly Create Instructional Tutorials

Contextual Guidance at the moment of need helps your employees adopt to new software or processes instantly. Boost knowledge retention and employee engagement step-by-step with one easy solution.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

These days socially coordinated efforts have turned into a critical requirement for enterprises.
Nothing in an HTTP request can be trusted, including HTTP headers and form data.  A form token is a tool that can be used to guard against request forgeries (CSRF).  This article shows an improved approach to form tokens, making it more difficult to…
The viewer will learn how to create and use a small PHP class to apply a watermark to an image. This video shows the viewer the setup for the PHP watermark as well as important coding language. Continue to Part 2 to learn the core code used in creat…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, just open a new email message. In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…

627 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question