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Does anyone have knowledge of a good software that could get installed on a Windows print server and allow you to create print queues that will automagically create a .pdf or .tiff at a specified location?  I want people to be able to map their workstations to the printer and then after they send a job they can get the file from the location.

I need it to print to pdf and location automatically.  I don't want a prompt on the users desktop.  So print like they would to a normal printer and then go to the file location and retrieve.

I also need the ability to create multiple print queues that each queue can copy the file to different location.
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So will BullZip, CutePDF and PDF995. All of those are available for download.

However, with all of them the user will still have to specify a file name. One way around that is to set them up to always print to the same filename, and have a batch file that renames them automatically (e.g. to the filename with a time stamp).

To always print to the same file, create a new Local Port (from the Ports tab in Printer Properties) and give the port the name of the file location, e.g. c:\temp\myfile.
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