Office Rendering Fails When EMET Is Installed on Render VM

Please be aware that Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) can cause rendering of Office documents to fail. Render actually uses Microsoft Office products to render various Office file formats to PDF. After installing EMET, some users have reported that Office file formats can no longer be rendered and that the various Office products will fail to start if you bring up the Render VM and attempt to start them interactively.

Should you feel that you need to install EMET and encounter issues with Office products failing, we would suggest that you review Microsoft's KB2458544 as a starting point for debugging the issue. If the problem persists, you can contact us or Microsoft for further assistance.