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If it were just a contract situation I would agree. But it's a contract to hire thing. The company uses a contracting / staffing company and pays a huge overhead just for the righ to "not hire" someone they don't like with no legal fuss.
By default, Windows 10 quietly reconfigures your default printer every time you print.
Why am I telling you this? Because I just spent 4 hours trying to track down a devilish bug in a well known hated reporting library due to this setting being enabled on a test rig running the latest version of Winten.
Most reports worked fine. Others threw an access violation exception and crashed the program...all work fine in development. I spent hours looking through code and comparing working reports to non-working reports. I was getting nowhere until I moved on to something else for awhile. The thought finally occurred to me to change the default printer. I noticed going into the control panel for printer/devices that no default printer was marked??? Previously, it had been set (under 8.1) to a pdf printer/driver. I set the default back to it's original setting and was informed that manually setting a default would disable 'Automatic Default Printer Management'. OK, no problem...didn't even know what it was or how it got switched on. With a default printer manually configured, all reports now work like they should! I'm back on schedule for Monday!
Maybe this will save someone else from pulling their hair out! Now, if I can just figure out why the SQL Service refuses to start automatically since the takeover! Not asking...not that important!