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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Configuring the Financial Reporting Print Server in 11.1.2.1

The Print Service comes with the FR Client installation package on edelivery.oracle.com.

It is not installed automatically... Follow these instructions:

Configuring Financial Reporting Print Server


Financial Reporting Print Server is used to generate PDF reports. Before you configure Print
Server, ensure the following:
• At least one Planning server is configured and running
• Financial Reporting Studio is installed on a client host machine (CLIENTHOST1)
To configure Print Server:
1. Using the deployment account, log into the EPM System Clients host
(CLIENTHOST1).
2. Using a text editor, open C:\Program Files
(x86)\Oracle\FinancialReportingStudio\products\financialreporting\install\bin\FRSetupPrintServer.properties.
3. Enter the following information:
FRWebServer=http://epminternal.mycompany.com:19000
AdminUser=admin
AdminPassword=EPM Administrator’s password
4. Save and close FRSetupPrintServer.properties.
5. Run FRSetupPrintServer utility.
The print server should be ready to use after you run the FRSetupPrintServer utility.

There is a log file generated by this utility and you should check it to be sure it ran correctly. Also, in control panel-> printers on the Financial Reporting node you should see some virtual printers named FRPrint(1,2,3...). If there are no printers listed - the script is failing... Also check the windows services to ensure the FR print service is listed.

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