Windows service, server2008 & Vista

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Theta
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Windows service, server2008 & Vista

Post by Theta » Tue Apr 21 2009

The current context where we use the PDF Printer driver (v3) works correctly within windows xp/server 2003 but doesn't work under the newer operating systems vista/server 2008. The problem is that the application that uses your print driver to print out word/excel/powerpoint/publisher/project/visio/open office documents from within a windows service (as it needs to run on a non-interactive server ala no user session). Has anyone had any experience in using the PDF Converter in this way?? I have also attempted to integrate this windows service into our main web app on server 2008 (iis 7.0) but came across the same barrier where word (for example) would just hang on creation of the new object.

Thank you in advance

Joan
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Re: Windows service, server2008 & Vista

Post by Joan » Tue Apr 21 2009

Hello,

Your application allows the users to convert any office document to PDF?

Are you calling EnablePrinter() right before your printing command or when catching the EnablePre() event?

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Theta
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Re: Windows service, server2008 & Vista

Post by Theta » Tue Apr 21 2009

Hello,

Most Microsoft office applications are supported except access and outlook. We also support conversion of OpenOffice documents. The EnabledPrinter method is defiantly being called just prior to printing and in fact that our application works without a problem running under server 2003/XP using exactly the same code base. This indicates to me that something has changed within the os itself, of which we will have to compensate for.

Kind regards,

Theta
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Re: Windows service, server2008 & Vista

Post by Theta » Wed May 06 2009

Hello... anything about my original question??? ANYONE used your print driver from either a web app or windows service on windows vista/server 2008?? This is getting very critical!!

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Re: Windows service, server2008 & Vista

Post by Jose » Thu May 14 2009

Hi,

Before looking at the technical issue, you need to first address the licensing. The standard developer license does not allow a developer to install the PDF Converter in the manner you are describing.

I suggest that you contact support@amyuni.com to discuss how you have implemented to PDF Converter in your application.

Thanks
Jose

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