How to get an ASP.NET application to print to a networked printer
Posted on 2014-02-17
One of my developers created a simple application that reads three files, creates files based on the data in the three files read and sends them to various locations. The last thing the application does is run a batch file that moves the originaly files into an archive location and send them to a networked printer. The application for the most part works just fine except for the last line in the batch file when it trys to print the requested file.
It appears that the issue is with permissions on the respective printer. When I add everyone to the printer's security permissions for printing everything works. Unfortunately, for security reasons I cannot leave this in place. It appears that I need to identify an account that is being used by the application to run the batch file and give this account rights to print to the printer in question. When asked the developer indicates that the application is not using a defined username/password to execute. So how do I identify the account in questions?