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 requests simultaneously.

To change the location for the printer spooler files, follow
these steps:

  1. Go to
    Start | Printers And Faxes.
  2. From
    the File menu, select Server Properties.
  3. On the
    Advanced tab, enter 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
  4. Stop
    and restart the printer spooler service, or reboot the server.

On the services list, you’ll find the spooler service under Print

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