How to Print to File without user intervention

Platí pro: Windows Server 2008 R2 EnterpriseWindows Server 2008 R2 Standard


When choosing the option to Print to File from an application, the user is prompted with a dialog to choose the location and name of the file to be saved. If it is desired to automate the print to file process in such a way as to save the file without user interaction, follow the steps listed below.

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Here are the steps to achieve this :
Go to Devices and Printers
Click on "Add Printers"
Click on "Add a local or network printer as an administrator"
Click on "Add a local printer"
Click on Create a new port: Local Port
You will get a Port Name Box - Type in Path and the file name
e.g. "C:\Temp\PrintJob.txt"
Select the Manufacturer - Generic
Select Printers - Generic / Text Only
elect - Use the driver that is currently installed (recommended)
Type a name for the printer. 
Share the Printer if needed

After doing this, any print jobs sent to this printer will automatically be saved to the location specified as the port.