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    windows 2000 print server - but no printing!

    Running a windows 2000 server as a print and apps server.
    Almost everyday I am having to restart the print spooler as no one can print.

    The service says it is running but clicking start settings printers - nothing!

    After restarting the service all is fine.

    Event Viewer shows no notable events immediately before the occurance.

    Any tips to troubleshoot this one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnix View Post
    Maybe you've got some junk stuck in the print spool folder.
    Try from a command window:

    net stop spooler
    cd %windir%\system32\spool\printers
    del *
    net start spooler
    thanks but sadly there was nothing in there

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    Sounds potentially like a memory leak causing the spooler to crash. In the meantime, schedule a script to reset the spooler every hour (for example), but look at updating printer drivers too.



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