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Why does document routing agent not support printing of pdfs while running as a service

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Posted on by 737

Can anyone please explain why the document routing agent is not supporting the printing of pdfs while running as a service. As soon as I enable the run as service option it asks for a folder to store the pdfs.

I really need the ability to run DRA as a service and I want to send PDFs to the printer. 

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    ThomasWilke 737 on at
    Why does document routing agent not support printing of pdfs while running as a service
    In our case we solved it with custom code that exports the PDFs to an azure storage.
    Beside that there is the possibility to use a third party module like Docentric to get the PDFs.
     
    But I'm still waiting for Microsoft to allow the document routing agent to print PDFs while it is running as a service. 
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    Alex G. 9 on at
    Why does document routing agent not support printing of pdfs while running as a service
    Same boat - trying to configure DRA to print checks to a network printer - and so far no cigar.
     
    The PDF printing section in the "Printer destination" article seems pretty unequivocal:
     
    PDF documents can be printed directly to a network printer only if the Document Routing Agent is running as a desktop application.
    ... yet my boss is swearing this worked at some point (people were able to print checks via DRA running a service).
     
    Would love it if we could confirm this one way or another.
  • Why does document routing agent not support printing of pdfs while running as a service
    Are you looking to have PDF files saved and sent to a printer? Or just printed and you were thinking of using PDFs as a means to an end in getting the document printed? Try changing your settings on the D365 print management side to not print as PDF if you just want it printed.
  • Why does document routing agent not support printing of pdfs while running as a service
    Hi, did you get it to work as "Run as Windows Service"?

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