Print Spooler Problem with little KB articles
Posted on 2002-03-22
Here's the setup
Win 2k SP2 Pro clients connecting to printers on Win 2k SP2 Server.
Suddenly 2 of my workstations can no longer perform any printer related actvities, can't print documents, can't add or delete printers, nothing... Some activities (like adding a printer) would generate an error "Print subsystem unavailable" Check the print spooler service on the workstation and its not started. Check the event viewer on the workstation and it says the print spooler service terminated unexpectedly 3 times with no other hints on to why.
Restart the spooler service and try to delete a printer and the spooler service stops again.
My band aid solution has to been set the recovery tab to restart the service in 0 minutes. It seems to keep the service running.
Anybody else experience this?