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By n3voc ·
About a week ago, all at one time, all of my desktop, network printers started spooling very slowly. IE click print in Word, takes about 15 seconds to spool 3 pages, locking Word up until it is spooled. There is seemingly no commonality, 2 HP's, a Dell, etc. Not even all on the same servers or switches, but this all happened at once. Any thoughts?

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by advancedgeek In reply to Slow Printing

restart everything (start with the printers)

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by willcomp In reply to Slow Printing

Virus, adware, and spyware free?

Malware can and will slow printer spooling to a crawl on a stand alone PC. Haven't seen it on a network, but assume it is entirely possible.

Check at least PC thoroughly and see what you find.

Dalton

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by n3voc In reply to

It's slow from every PC on the network kto every desktop printer on the network.

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by albert.deklerk In reply to Slow Printing

Hello,

I would look at the spoller directory on the server and eventually delete the files in there.
Another option is to install the printers again and use new drivers.

good luck!

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by n3voc In reply to

Already rebuilt all the spoolers and stopped and started the spooler service, no help.

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by Polyglot In reply to Slow Printing

Check performance on the spooler server by using task manager to make sure that there isn't a rogue process taking up all the cycles or memory. Check disk space and disk fragmentation on the server too. Try shutting down and restarting the spooler.

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by n3voc In reply to

Already rebuilt all the spoolers and stopped and started the spooler service, no help. Disk keeper defrags every 4 hours, and there is 25GB of free space on the drive.

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by leyther In reply to Slow Printing

Sounds like a spooler issue; have you tried moving your print spooler directory to a faster drive on your computer?

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