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Server Execution Failed : CreateObject("Acroexch.app")

Community Beginner ,
Nov 15, 2022 Nov 15, 2022

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VBA program that uses Acrobat Pro to add pages bookmarks etc, has been running for YEARS. Most recent functioning setup Windows 10 with Acrobat Pro X.

Recently setup a Windows 11 PC and added Acrobat Pro DC 22 via creative cloud and server calls to create object fail.

 

Acrobat Pro X does not appear to be Windows 11 compatible hence the update to Acrobat Pro DC 22

Thank you in advance for any suggestions ?

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Community Expert , Nov 23, 2022 Nov 23, 2022

In the preferences of Acrobat disable the protection mode.

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Nov 22, 2022 Nov 22, 2022

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Reset the reference to the "Acrobat.tlb" file. 

 

 

 

 

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
Use the Acrobat JavaScript Reference early and often

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 23, 2022 Nov 23, 2022

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Thank you for your reply, I did re-refernce the .tlb file but routines like .addwatermark() which previously ran now throw up an error loading file.    I have googled this without a great deal of success

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Nov 23, 2022 Nov 23, 2022

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In the preferences of Acrobat disable the protection mode.

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Nov 24, 2022 Nov 24, 2022

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Thank you, I think this has solved the problem. I did take off enhanced security in case this was also related.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 24, 2022 Nov 24, 2022

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You say it's a server. Not sure what type. Acrobat must only be used in an interactive session, and does not work in a background task. 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 24, 2022 Nov 24, 2022

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That is the error message and presumably refers to the acrobat object.

This system has run on Windows from XP without modification

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Nov 24, 2022 Nov 24, 2022

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So, is it running in a normal interactive session? And does Acrobat start and run normally in this same interactive session? Did you also try disabling protected mode as suggested?

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Nov 24, 2022 Nov 24, 2022

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Thank you for your assistance, the Protected Mode I think was the resolution.

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