Registry access

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Registry access

Post by DamianPM » Fri Nov 30 2012

Is it necessary write access in HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG\Software\<Printer Name> for all users?
Because when printing it creates new registry keys like Jobs Locks, and new registry values also. Therefore I think, for all user groups write access is necessary.
Am I correct?

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Re: Registry access

Post by Rich » Fri Nov 30 2012

The PDF Converter driver functions by reading and writing printer settings to and from the system registry. All users of the PDF Converter must have at least read/write privileges to the "HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG\Software\<Printer Name>" and "HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG\Software" keys in the registry.

If the user does not have permissions to access these keys, the conversion process will fail and the "Printer not activated Error code -20” or "Printer not activated Error code -41” error messages will get generated.

In order to resolve your issue, please give the “Everyone” group permissions to these keys.

Since Windows 7 this has been enabled by default and for some server installs based on its default settings it may be required to allow the "Everyone" group Full Control.
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