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I'm looking to automate the printing of PDF's from a Windows 2008 Server to an IPP Printer.

  • Are there any options for PDF printing built directly into the OS?
  • Does anyone have experience with good PDF printing command line utilities?
  • Is it possible to automate this using Adobe Reader?
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up vote 6 down vote accepted

Acrobat Reader has a "quiet" parameter, so you could do:

AcroRd32.exe /t "C:\test.pdf" "\\servername\printername"

in your batch file to print out pdfs from the command line.

Something like

for /f "tokens=*" %%a in ('dir /b *.pdf') do printit.bat %%a

Where printit.bat uses prints using reader then deletes the file (if you want it to).

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If you want to watch a directory you could use WatchDirectory which seems to support automatic PDF printing in conjunction with Adobe Reader.

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