Plotting from Windows 7 to Windows Server 2003/2008

If there is an issue with plotting from a Windows 7 client machine through a Windows Server 2008 machine with IPLOT, MicroStation plotting or Windows printing, the job will enter the print queue, spool for 1-2 seconds and disappear but the print never comes out.

The following statement is in the Readme file for ProjectWise InterPlot Server in the Windows Server 2008 section:

It may be necessary to unset the "Render print jobs on client computers" check box on the Windows 7 client computer.

To disable "Render print jobs on client computers”

Select Start > Devices and Printers.

Double-click the printer and select Printer > Properties.

Click the Sharing tab.

Unset Render print jobs on client computers.

Click OK.

If you are trying to plot from Windows 7 through a W2003 Server machine this same procedure may need to be done.

If IPLOT, MicroStation plotting or Windows printing will not work, the job will enter the print queue, spool for 1-2 seconds and disappear but the print never comes out.

To disable "Render print jobs on client computers" on the Windows 7 client computer,

Select Start > Devices and Printers.

Double-click the printer and select Printer > Properties.

Click the Sharing tab.

Unset Render print jobs on client computers.

Click OK.

It may be necessary to set the permissions for the printer on the Windows 2003 Server or Windows Server 2003 to  Full Control or at least Manage Documents before you will be able to make the change on the client.

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