By default, Windows Server 2003 places the
printer spool folder at %systemroot%\System32\Spool\Printers.
However, you can potentially increase system performance by moving
the printer spool files to a different drive than the one that
holds the operating system.
Computers frequently access system files, so
moving the printer files to a different location allows faster
access to those files. The drive won't have to try to service
To change the location for the printer spooler
files, follow these steps:
- Go to Start | Printers And Faxes.
- From the File menu, select Server
- On the Advanced tab, type the location where
you would like to spool print jobs. If the location doesn't exist,
this process will create it for you. Make sure the new location has
sufficient disk space to handle large print jobs.
- Stop and restart the printer spooler service,
or reboot the server.
On the services list, you'll find the spooler
service under Print Spooler.