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Canceling items out of a printer queue

Posted on 2006-06-09
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Ok, maybe this is a stupid question but here it goes anyways. More time than I care to think about someone tries to print to a printer on our network and for whatever reason that print job hangs. Neadless to say that whenever anyone else tries to print jobs it gets queued after.

Now when I log onto the server with the printer and cancel the print job it just hangs with the status of “Deleting – Printing”…

Now here is the question: Is there any way to force the removal of a print job from the printing queue without restarting the server? Or is it so that whenever a print job hangs like this you are pretty much SOL and only have one option – restart the server?

Nugs
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you can work around that by restarting the printer spooler service, i see this same problem all the time
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Yea, Jay has the answer here..  stop and restart the spooler service to clean up the queue..  I even have it in a batch file so I don't have to open the services.msc console..

net stop spooler

net start spooler

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me too :)
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