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05 Jun 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Acro Software Inc.


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CutePDF Writer

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Downloads of v


Software Author(s):

  • Acro Software Inc.

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CutePDF Writer

This is not the latest version of CutePDF Writer available.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install CutePDF Writer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade CutePDF Writer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall CutePDF Writer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade cutepdf -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="''" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade cutepdf -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="''" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install cutepdf
    name: cutepdf
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'cutepdf' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller cutepdf
    Name     = "cutepdf"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'cutepdf':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 06 Jun 2020.


Portable Document Format (PDF) is the de facto standard for the secure and reliable distribution and exchange of electronic documents and forms around the world. CutePDF Writer is the free version of commercial PDF converter software. CutePDF Writer installs itself as a "printer subsystem". This enables virtually any Windows applications (must be able to print) to convert to professional quality PDF documents - with just a push of a button!


  • Free software for commercial and non-commercial use.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = 'cutepdf'
  fileType      = 'exe'
  url           = ''
  silentArgs    = '/VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /SP-' # Inno Setup Package
  validExitCodes= @(0)
  softwareName  = 'cutepdf*'
  checksum      = '82877C2134636D102123D3EB2D4FC9B278699F150F4A49018FC39619388208B4A9C5637F54BBE237CE8A404C78346DF85DEFCE233D1334A60870084F430DAAB1'
  checksumType  = 'SHA512'

# Make sure Print Spooler service is up and running
try {
  $serviceName = 'Spooler'
  $spoolerService = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Service -Property StartMode,State -Filter "Name='$serviceName'"
  if ($spoolerService -eq $null) { throw "Service $serviceName was not found" }
  Write-Host "Print Spooler service state: $($spoolerService.StartMode) / $($spoolerService.State)"
  if ($spoolerService.StartMode -ne 'Auto' -or $spoolerService.State -ne 'Running') {
    Set-Service $serviceName -StartupType Automatic -Status Running
    Write-Host 'Print Spooler service new state: Auto / Running'
} catch {
  Write-Warning "Unexpected error while checking Print Spooler service: $($_.Exception.Message)"

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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