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Export to PDF Failed. Error: The host name could not be parsed

Created by Shane Robinson, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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When user exports to PDF, the process fails and  receives the following error: 

Export to PDF failed. Error: The hostname could not be parsed.



NPM 10.5 and later



Edit the web.config file to include the hostname by taking the following steps:

  1. Navigate to C:\inetpub\SolarWinds and find the web.config file.
  2. Open the file and find the following string: 
<add key="ExportToPDF.HttpsServerName" value=""/>

  3. The value in the field must be empty. Add the host name of your server within the quotes as shown below: 

<add key="ExportToPDF.HttpsServerName" value=""/>

  4. Save the file and exit.


This is due to SSL is being used on the website.


Last modified
22:21, 22 Jun 2016