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HOW TO: Installing pdfFactory Pro for Windows Server (RDS, Citrix, etc.)

Step-by-step instructions for installing the server version of pdfFactory Pro, v4.05.

These are instructions for installing the server eidtion of pdfFactory Pro (v4.05) on your Windows Server for RDS, Citrix, and related environments.  If you are using 6-in-1 in a Desktop environment, please refer to the desktop version of this article, HOW TO:  Installing pdfFactory Pro for Windows 10.

Step-by-Step Instructions

NOTE:  If InheriTax or a prior version of 6-in-1 has been on your computer before, you may already have this useful tool installed.  If not, the installation is optional but highly recommended, and included at no additional charge.  You can check to see if it has been installed by going to Add/Remove Programs, or by checking your Printer devices for ‘pdfFactory Pro’.


  1. Double-click on PdfPro405se.exe to begin the installation process.  If UAC prompts for confirmation, press Yes.

  2. Next, press Setup to begin installation.

  3. You will be asked to accept the terms of the licensing agreement.

  4. After installation, a confirmation prompt will be presented.  Press OK. 

  5. Next, open the License Info file and copy the license key.

  6. Next, navigate to manage printer devices by clicking on the Start Menu and typing Printers.  When the appropriate Control Panel displays in the results, open it.

  7. In the resulting Control Panel, find and select pdfFactory Pro.  Then click Manage.

  8. In the resulting Settings Panel, click on Printing Preferences.

  9. This will present the pdfFactory Pro Printing Preferences dialog.  Navigate to the Licensing tab, and click Configure.

  10. In most cases, the resulting dialog will present as follows (as long as no other servers are running this license).  Press OK to continue.

  11. In the following dialog, press License Codes.

  12. Now, if you successfully copied the license code in the earlier steps, the code will automatically appear in this dialog.  If not, type it manually, then press OK:

  13. Then press OK again:

  14. Press OK on the preferences dialog and close any other settings & control panes.

  15. Set pdfFactory Pro as the default printer in 6-in-1:  In 6-in-1, the ‘Printer Setup’ button can be reached from the Hub & Spokes menu in either Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced.

  16. You’re done!  
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