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I Had created a solution containing event receiver to convert document from word to pdf on item added event.

While event is firing when document is added to library and also event receiver code run's successfully but pdf file are not added to same document library which I am doing.

I tried the powershell script to set:

 $sp.disableSandbox=$true
Property 'disableSandbox' cannot be found on this object; make sure it exists and is settable.
At line:1 char:1
+ $sp.disableSandbox=$true
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [], RuntimeException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PropertyAssignmentException

While my service exist see:

PS C:\Users\Administrator> $sp


Name            : Word Automation Service
Id              : ca6b4a52-140e-49bf-ac50-ac5aec8315a5
ApplicationPool : SPIisWebServiceApplicationPool Name=WAS-Service
Database        : QueueDatabase Name=WordAutomation
Status          : Online

What's wrong?

Note: I'm using virtual machine as standalone server where database and domain controller are on same server instance i.e. single machine. Is there any relation of issue with configuration?

  • Are you running the code as a farm administrator in elevated powershell window? I think it might actually be a permission issue where that property is not settable with your current permissions – Robert Lindgren Oct 9 '14 at 9:05
  • Yes, I'm a farm administrator. And even this property 'disableSandbox' is not appearing in intellisense in powershell. Mine environment is SP2013 – ateet Oct 9 '14 at 9:12
  • Make sure PowerShell's reflection hasn't provided getter and setter methods instead of a property: $sp.set_DisableSandbox($true) – Alexey Krasheninnikov Oct 9 '14 at 9:16
  • However, in my environment, the property is unchanged: DisableSandbox Property System.Boolean DisableSandbox {get;set;} even when the process isn't elevated. – Alexey Krasheninnikov Oct 9 '14 at 9:19
  • I even checked the $sp.set_DisableSandbox($true). But this not exist! – ateet Oct 9 '14 at 9:29
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I had the same issue a while back too - the issue is when using WAS when your SP server is also a domain controller - which is typical in development environments.

This was not an issue with SP2010 running Win Server 2008, but has crept in now with Win Server 2012 AD domain controllers.

The reason being that WAS requires elevated privileges to run - something you can't do when it's a domain controller too because of the security settings enabled by default on domain controllers.

Hope this helps! David

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