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Print Spooler keeps stopping

By GJ2008 ·
Hi, The print spooler and Mac print server services keep stopping on our Windows 2000 server that contains all our printers. This happens 4/5 times a day. Have already reinstalled SP4. Any other suggestions? Please provide instructions on how to carry out the ideas you suggest as my technical skills aren't brilliant. Thanks.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Print Spooler keeps stopp ...

anything in the event log on the server?
right-click My Computer/pick Manage.
post complete red stop errors. number and source and description

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by GJ2008 In reply to Print Spooler keeps stopp ...

Nothing useful in the event log other than errors that state that the services are stopping or documents failed to print.

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by Mikel~T In reply to Print Spooler keeps stopp ...

one bandaid solution is to create a script that has the following contents in it:

net start "print spooler"

Save it as print.bat and go into Scheduled Tasks...

Create a new task, with your script as the target, and have it run every five minutes 24 hours a day...if the service is already running, it won't do anything, but if it isn't, the service will be started up.

At least this will give you some more time to figure out what is going on.

Hope this helps.

Mike

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