Meditech Client/Server 5.6x on Windows 7 Print Preview Issue

Meditech, as in the csmagic.exe application works fine on Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit. However Meditech makes calls to other executables that are less than compatible. For example, an incompatibility that gets noticed pretty quickly is the inability to print preview a report.

On Windows 7 32-bit this issue is resolved by setting compatibility mode (for all users) on the files vmagicppii.exe, vmagicppvw.exe and vprintproc.exe to run as administrator and in Windows XP SP2 mode. This configuration allows print preview in Meditech Client/Server to work.

On Windows 7 64-bit I have not had so much luck. There seems to be some issue that causes vmagicppii.exe  to fail to launch when trying to preview a report. Previewing reports work when vmagicppii.exe is launched manually and is running when launching a preview of a report.

One solution that we have found to work on Windows 7 64-bit machines (which is also the same tactic for running Meditech on a terminal server) is to install vmagicppii.exe as a service.

From the command line type the command:

“C:\Program Files (x86)\MEDITECH\Print\VMAGICPPII.EXE” -i

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