print jobs when restarting print spooler on win2k3

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by BW, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. BW

    BW Guest

    Hi there,

    I am a little confused as to what happens to print jobs in queues on a
    win2k3 server when you restart the print spooler. I have a MS Press MCSE
    book that states "If you restart the spooler using command-line or user
    interface methods, all documents in all printer queues on the server are
    deleted". However I know this isn't the case as I just had a printer stall
    on me with 37 jobs in the queue, I restarted the print spooler and the jobs
    just resumed printing. Is this normal behaviour?

    BW, Aug 2, 2006
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  2. I think the book is wrong. Stopping and restarting the spooler service
    will not delete jobs. However, if you want to delete jobs then you
    can do this:
    1. Stop the spooler service.
    2. Delete all pending jobs from the spool\printers folder
    3. Restart the service.
    Pegasus \(MVP\), Aug 2, 2006
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  3. BW

    BW Guest

    Thanks that clears it up

    BW, Aug 2, 2006
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