CUPS-PDF printer only working on one client

Graham gv at
Wed Nov 28 02:36:56 PST 2012

I am running CUPS v1.5.0 on Linux Mint 12 Lisa which is working fine and used as a print server.

I have also successfully set-up the cups-pdf printer to print files to pdf from Win 7 Professional clients to my server.

The problem is I can only get my Win 7 PC to print to PDF and I'm not able to get it working on another Win 7 client PC. The cups error log does not give me any clues, here is an extract from the end

D [27/Nov/2012:18:11:01 +0000] [Job 211] Wrote 1 pages...
D [27/Nov/2012:18:11:01 +0000] [Job 211] Backend returned status -11 (crashed)
D [27/Nov/2012:18:11:01 +0000] [Job 211] End of messages
D [27/Nov/2012:18:11:01 +0000] [Job 211] printer-state=3(idle)
D [27/Nov/2012:18:11:01 +0000] [Job 211] printer-state-message="/usr/lib/cups/backend/cups-pdf failed"
D [27/Nov/2012:18:11:01 +0000] [Job 211] printer-state-reasons=none

My cupsd.conf enables access from all the local network i.e.

<Location /admin>
  Order allow,deny

The client printer set up uses port

Has anyone come across the same issue or can point me in the right direction. Many thanks in advance.

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