Terminal Server Stickyness

One thing that has really frustrated me and my users is when their default printer does not stick inside of terminal server. (Well that and when the spooler crashes 🙂 So this time around I’m turning off the automagic that maps their local printer and instead hard coding all the printers with all supported printer drivers. I hope this solves the printer stickyness problem as well as greatly reducing spooler crashes.

Mapforce Woes

I love Altova mapforce. But every so often I run into minor blemishes. I used to be able to read in a file, modify it, and then save out to the same file. With with version 2008 rel. 2 this appears broken 😦 this is my post about it on the forum. http://www.altova.com/forum/default.aspx?g=posts&t=1000001196

Now I have to map some XML to EDI and it needs a segment terminator of <CR><LF> and so far I haven’t figured out how to do it, bummer. http://www.altova.com/forum/default.aspx?g=posts&t=1000001197 Luckily, Altova tech support is excellent and very responsive. So I’m not very worried.