Printing word 2003 in 2008 R2 server RRS feed

  • Question

  • HI,

    We are migrating to 2008 R2 server but keeping office 2003. We are successfully able to migrate our application but have issue in printing. We have a service ( IIS hosted) which does printing of word documents/wordML documents. The service hangs while printing as we keep getting errors as mentioned in link below.

    I did below changes and issue was resolved 1.       Create Desktop folder :


    However when I remove my changes and do same change again it does not work and I get same issue again.

    One thing to notice was that when I re-installed office and did changes it started working again and when again I tried to remove my changes and do again it did not work.

    Here I am unable to understand why there is no consistency and what needs to be done to fix it.

    Appreciate any help on this.

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 6:11 AM

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  • Hi Varun,

    Microsoft does not currently recommend, and does not support, Automation of Microsoft Office applications from any unattended, non-interactive client application or component (including ASP, ASP.NET, DCOM, and NT Services), because Office may exhibit unstable behavior and/or deadlock when Office is run in this environment.

    Please refer to for more detailed information.

    Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

    Best regards,


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    • Proposed as answer by Kristin Xie Friday, November 25, 2016 7:06 AM
    Wednesday, November 23, 2016 6:04 AM