Using PDFCreator V2.3 with a service


I have written a Windows Service that use PDFCreator to generate PDF files.
Documents where printed but when waiting for the Jobs in Queue (Queue.WaitForJobs) I always get a timeout.

I have found the printed files in the folder “C:\users…\AppData\Local\Temp\PDFCreator\Spool”, but I the Log file it shows that PDFCreator use this folder “C:\users…\AppData\Local\Temp\1\PDFCreator\Spool”.

Is this the problem?
Any suggestions to resolve this problem?

When I debug my application with Visual Studio, all PDF files will generated correct.

thanks in advanced


Hi Christoph,

I am also facing exact same problem.
Did you able to resolve it?
If yes, could you please explain the solution.


Hi Anupama,

I can’t find a workaround for this problem, so I’m going back to V1.7.3.
Maybe with the Plus- or the Business-Version the problem can be solved, but that was not an option for me.


I am facing the same issue with Business version.


PDFCreator always requires a user to be logged on in order to operate properly.
The PDFCreator Server runs as service natively and therefore doesn’t have this limitation.
A Plus or Business version will not help here.

Best regards,


Hi Robin!

But the PDFCreator Server has no COM-Interface, so this does not help.

regards, Christoph