Once I came across a strange error when trying to print a report generated from SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services. The error said “Unable to load client print control”. After the error the report wont print. After analyzing the issue and searching the web for several hours, I’ve identified the problem and fixed the issue.
Follow the below steps to fix the error when trying to print form SSRS Reports. This fix is applicable for SQL Server 2005.
Steps For Fixing “unable to load client print control” Error
- Make sure the SQL server is already on “9.00.4266.00” or higher. If not, install the latest service pack for SQL server from Microsoft website.
- Install “Microsoft Report Viewer Re-distributable 2005 Service Pack 1” on the IIS server. This service pack is available in “https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=1299“.
- Restart the IIS.
- Install “Microsoft Report Viewer Re-distributable 2005 Service Pack 1” on the workstation.
- Try to print the report now.