# LuaLaTeX produces no output

I've decided to switch to LuaLaTeX for superior font support and built-in programming capabilities, but I cannot produce any output. It does not even generate a .log or .aux file. I've come across the thread LuaLaTeX: No error but no output files and followed the instructions therein, but it did not solve the problem.

Configuration:

• Windows 8.1 64-bit (build 9600)
• MiKTeX 2.9.4503 (64-bit)
• LuaTeX version: beta-0.79.1 (rev 4971)

Minimum example:

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
This will not compile.
\end{document}


Steps taken:

1. Enabled the lualatex and luatex formats in MiKTeX options and built all format files.
2. Updated MiKTeX and rebuilt all format files.
3. Tried invoking lualatex from command line (normally I use TeXnicCenter). The only result I get is the text 'This is LuaTeX, Version beta-0.79.1 (MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit) (rev 4971)', but no .pdf, .aux or .log files are produced.

• Welcome to TeX.SX! I get the suspected (working) result on Linux, TeXLive 2014
– user31729
Apr 8, 2015 at 11:33
• Sounds as if the format is not correct. How did you rebuild the formats? With miktex settings or with miktex settings (admin)? Apr 8, 2015 at 11:39
• @Christian Hupfer: Thank you. It must be MiKTeX-specific then. Apr 8, 2015 at 11:41
• @Ulrike Fischer: Thank you. I used MiKTeX settings (admin). Apr 8, 2015 at 11:42
• Then try again with the user miktex settings. If you have a user format it takes precedence and the admin tools can't overwrite it. Apr 8, 2015 at 11:44