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I have a VB.NET module that prints out a series of Crystal and PDF documents as a packet. I need a way to temporarily change the user's default printer to the network printer for the PDF report (the Crystal reports are already redirected). Once the module has done its job, I want the module to return the default printer back to its original setting. Since Adobe Reader only works with the default printer, and there does not appear to be a way to redirect that, I need to change the deault for the duration of the module. I tried the following code, but it still sends the PDF output to the local printer.[code]...

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