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From Christopher Schultz <>
Subject Re: Problems with Tomcat as service on Windows Server 2003
Date Wed, 11 Feb 2009 22:09:06 GMT
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On 2/11/2009 4:58 PM, monesseldeur wrote:
> I made a small Java web-application which prints pdf-files - on-demand - on
> the server.
> Everything went well on my dev environment, but not when I deployed the
> application on the Tomcat server in production.
> The Tomcat server is started as a service on a Windows 2003 Server. I was
> unable to print on the server. The application starts an external program
> that prints towards network printers. The strange thing is that the process
> of the external program is started (I can see the process in the Windows
> process manager) but nothing happens further more. I've searched on the net
> and found a whole lot of issues on this, which all referenced to the user
> used to start the Tomcat service. So I changed the user the services uses to
> a local admin, a domain admin, a user, .... Nothing seems to help.

You need to use a user that has print access.

> When I start the server with the startup.bat, I have no problem at all. But
> unfortunately, that's no option.

It works because Tomcat is running as /you/, who presumably have print

> I've been trying, experimenting, searching, banging my head, ... for 2 days
> now. Can someone on this forum help me?

What are your choices for local user? Do any of them have print privileges?

- -chris
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