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    Default Printer not activated, error code -41

    I had everything working fine in Version 8 With Runtime on my server.
    Last night I installed the Application Server on the same server,
    Now I get this error code Printer not activated, error code -41
    Any help is welcome,

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    Default Re: Printer not activated, error code -41

    Make sure that the Printer Spooler is running in services. I usually set it up to start automatically. Often it is defaulted to Manual.

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    Default Re: Printer not activated, error code -41

    Thanks Clive.
    Unfortunately I had the Print Spooler Service running. :(
    But I have found a workaround !!
    I have purchased the Amyuni Document Converter then I entered The Licence code into my "Alpha Five Printer"
    And voila !! :D I got rid of the error code.
    I guess I might use the document converter in the future now, but it is a bit of over kill, and I'm unsure of the licencing issues in doing this.

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    Default Re: Printer not activated, error code -41

    Given your solution, it tells me that you were trying to print to the Alpha Five Printer.

    That's not the way that printer was designed to work. The options within Alpha 5 use that printer internally - ie print to a pdf, print and email to a pdf. The licensing was not set up to allow direct printing.

    What you have done is legal and logical, but is not needed by Alpha.
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    Default Re: Printer not activated, error code -41

    Al,
    I was actually trying to create a PDF, for email purposes.
    However I had the same error when I tried to create a PDF for print purposes.
    Interestingly though the error could not be reproduced for Preview purposes.
    - On examination both the "Amyuni Document Converter" and "Alpha Five Printer" are similar the only difference being the version numbers A5 being version 2.51 -b and Amuyuni being 300.
    There is a difference though as renaming the Amyuni to Alpha5 causes some sort of blotting errors in the reproductions of graphics in PDFs.
    My guess is that A5 injects a temporary licence into its branded Amyuni virtual printer at Run time.
    Also I guess that when loading the A5 Server I somehow corrupted this process.
    Well at least it works now. :-)

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