When attempting to deploy PDFCreator to targets where PDFCreator is already installed, you receive an error code 1.
This error code may indicate a reboot is required after the PDFCreator package uninstalls the older version of PDFCreator. PDFCreator prefers a reboot after an uninstall, but we ignore that preference. In the majority of cases, there are no adverse impacts in skipping the reboot.
In our testing, a reboot of the target machine resolved the error code 1 received during a deployment.
If a reboot of the target machine did not resolve the error code, it is possible the "PDFCreatorRestart" registry value exists in one of the following locations of the registry:
To check for the presence of the registry value, you can use PDQ Inventory to scan affected target machines with the Registry Run Keys Scanner.
If a value is present in either or both keys, delete it/them and attempt to redeploy PDFCreator.