Access is denied when starting Conversion job in SharePoint Word Automation Service


Description:

When I was trying to convert word document to pdf in SharePoint using Powershell script (http://www.c sharpcorner.com/UploadFile/anavijai/4820/), I was getting the following error



When I was trying to convert word document to pdf in SharePoint using SharePoint object model (http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/UploadFile/anavijai/4815/), I was getting the following error



Reason:

The user doesn't have permission to access the Word Automation Service application.

How to resolve:

  • Go to Central Administration => Application Management => Manage Service Applications => Word Automation Service.

  • Select the Word Automation Service and then click on Permissions in ribbon interface.














  • Add the user and select Full Control.















Conclusion:

Once the full control is given to the user to access the word automation service the issue is resolved and I am able to convert the documents successfully.

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