I installed the latest texlive and pandoc on windows 8.
I am able to compile tex to pdfs by manually invoking pdflatex.
When I try to go from markdown to pdf via pandoc I get an error about not being able to find article.cls
I don't have a user name over 8 characters.
If I uninstall TexLive and switch to MikTex it works.
I tried to get support from the official pandoc channels but after looking at paths, usernames, etc.. it was suggest I post something here.
We are trying to figure out why running pdflatex from the command line would work but running from pandoc would not.