I was using the following code to convert Word documents to PDF, and it was working fine.
$sc = new-object Microsoft.Office.Word.Server.Conversions.syncconverter("Word Automation Services") $sc.UserToken = $web.site.usertoken $sc.settings.updatefields = $true $sc.settings.outputformat = [Microsoft.Office.Word.Server.Conversions.SaveFormat]::PDF $info = $sc.convert($url, $url+".pdf")
I left for lunch. When I came back, it wasn't working any more. I had started getting the following error in the
The file could not be downloaded from the SharePoint library because the user's permissions have changed. Please contact your system administrator to determine how permissions can be restored.
All the google results show that this error message is related to something called the "Machine Translation Service" which I had never heard of.
"What has changed???" I thought to myself...