Group policies

It is possible to control several PDFCreator settings using group policies. Therefore we provide the PDFCreator.admx file and several language files. You can find the files in the “Group Policies” folder of your installation of PDFCreator Professional or PDFCreator Terminal Server.

To use the PDFCreator Group policies, copy the PDFCreator.admx file and the subfolder that matches your system language from %programfiles%\PDFCreator\Group Policies into %systemroot%\PolicyDefinitions.

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


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

The available group policy settings are listed below

Setting Type Description
AllowUserDefinedProfiles Bool Enable to allows own user profiles next to the shared profiles
DisableAccountsTab Bool Activate to disable accounts tab. This disables the functionality to add, remove or change accounts.
DisableApplicationSettings Bool Activate to disable the access to the whole application settings.
DisableDebugTab Bool Activate to disable debug tab. This disables the functionality to run test jobs and change the debug level.
DisablePrinterTab Bool Activate to disable printer tab. This disables the functionality to add/delete/rename PDFCreator printers, change profile assignments and set the primary pdfcreator printer.
DisableProfileManagement Bool Activate to disable adding, renaming and deleting profiles.
DisableRssFeed Bool Activate to disable the rss news feed.
DisableTips Bool Disable tips on home view
DisableTitleTab Bool Activate to disable title tab. This disables the functionality to change title replacements.
DisableUsageStatistics Bool Activate to completely disable the anonymous usage statistics.
HideLicenseTab Bool Activate to hide license tab.
HidePdfArchitectInfo Bool Activate to hide information about our customizable PDF Editor.
LoadSharedAppSettings Bool Enable to load shared application settings
LoadSharedProfiles Bool Enable to load shared profiles
AllowSharedProfilesEditing Bool Enable to edit shared profiles
ApplicationSettings.Language String Set the display language of main program.
ApplicationSettings.UpdateInterval String Set the update interval. Set ‘Never’ to disable updates.