SBS 2003 Printer Spooler Died
Posted on 2005-03-07
I have a SBS 2003 system and a couple of HP LaserJets connected to the network (not to PCs). Every now and then documents get stuck and I cancel all documents printing, turn off the printers, etc., and after a few hours the queue is cleaned up. Today, I got tired of doing that and googled to an article that suggested doinf NET SPOOL STOP and then NET SPOOL START. I was so happy...
Until I realized that from that moment on, the SBS 2003 printer spooler wouldn start anymore. I can't add printers, I can't remove printers. Nothing, since the spooler is not running. I have event log entries saying spooler doesn't start:
Faulting application spoolsv.exe, version 5.2.3790.0, faulting module ntdll.dll, version 5.2.3790.0, fault address 0x0001d61b.