Standalone Reports Server not Able to Send Request to Shared Printer -- REP-713 (Doc ID 2117132.1)

Last updated on APRIL 07, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Reports Developer - Version 11.1.1.2.0 and later
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) - Version: 2008 R2

Symptoms

Running a report with standalone reports server  with direct printing (DESTYPE=PRINTER) using a remote shared printer fails.

 

Steps to reproduce:

1. Add a remote printer to reports server machine.
2. Start reports server with OPMN.

Run report request with standalone reports server:

http://host:port/reports/rwservlet?server=Reports_server_name&report=report_name.rdf&destype=printer&desname=\\X.X.X.X\printer_name&userid=system/password@database

Error
REP-713: The printer name \\X.X.X.X\printer_name specified by parameter DESNAME is invalid.



Cause

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