Group policies

Since PDFCreator Plus for Business 2.2.0 it is possible to control several PDFCreator settings by group policy. Therefore we provide the “PDFCreator Plus for Business.admx” file. You can find this file in the “Group Policies” folder of your installation of PDFCreator Plus for Business.

If you are new to Group Policies and want to learn how to install and manage them, please read the following MSDN article:

All settings are arranged as machine and user group policy. At which machine is superior.


When a policy is set, the respective feature in PDFCreator will be disabled in the user interface with a hint that it is set by the administrator.

The available group policy settings are listed below:


Disable application settings

If activated, the user does not have access to the complete application settings. When launching PDFCreator in the Windows Explorer the application settings button will be disabled.

Disable debug tab

If activated, the Debug tab will be disabled. The user will not be able to launch test jobs or change the logging level.

Disable printers tab

If activated, the Printers tab will be disabled. It contains functions to add or remove PDFCreator printers, assign profiles and set the primary printer.

Disable profile management

If activated the buttons to add, delete and rename profiles will be disabled.

Disable title tab

If activated, the Title tab will be disabled. It contains a list of strings that will be automatically replaced in the title.

Disable welcome screen

After installation or update, PDFCreator shows a screen welcoming the user, this can be disabled here.

Hide PDF Architect info

If activated, the product information about our PDF editor PDF Architect will be not be displayed anymore.

Application Settings


Set the application language.

Update interval

Set the update interval. Select “never” to deactivate updates.