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I have a windows 2008r2 x64 file and print server running PDFCreator 1.4.2. I have PDFC installed as a service and 10 PDF printers defined. Whenever I log off all of the open sessions on the server, PDFC stops printing. All other windows printers are still working normally, but PDFC stops. When I log back into the server, everything flushes through PDFC and all of the print jobs are pushed to their destinations (network folders).
I've installed 1.4.2 as a 'server installation' and set it up to run as a service. All of that works fine...when I'm logged into the server.
I've seen 2 other posts with similar issues, but they don't help.
The first post from January 27th of this year states that they created a bat file that runs pdfcreator.exe every 1 minute. I won't be able to run the environment this way as the print server is heavily used and I don't want to rely on a batch script whe running as a service should work.
the second post is from Feb 10, 2010. It says to copy the settings from
The second post is more believable, however, I don't even see the HKCU registry entry he's referring to. VirtualStore isn't under Classes on my server. In fact, I don't even see anything PDFCreator\Program in all of the HKCU tree.
I do see the second registry key, and everything there looks fine. According to the 2010 post, the issue is that the registry settings for PDFC to work are stored in the HKCU tree & they're not being pushed over to HKLM. I hunted through HKCU and can't find anything that references program settings for PDFC. So...I'm at a loss as to how to make it run as a service and not rely on being logged in.
the user chipsnham has kindly provided a step-by-step manual for this, to be found here:
If this is no use to you, please ask again:)
thanks for the reply.
Yes...i've gone through that post and followed all the steps...still does not work.
service is running.
i'm using a service account that has write access to the folder on the server as indicated.
but it still won't print unless i'm logged into the console or a terminal session.
thanks for any further suggestions
I was able to follow chipsnham's post and verified my installation and all settings.
still not printing unless i'm logged into the console or a terminal server session and it must stay logged in.
any further suggestions would be appreciated
did you allready try using version 1.4.3?
Here are some things other users noticed: