spooler stops

OS - Windows 2003 standard edition


Print-Spooler-service-terminated.txt
unniabsAsked:
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BasheerptCommented:
Suspect the printer drivers. Have you installed the correct driver? Use the vendor provided driver instead of the builtin windows drivers. You may even try to delete the printer and recreate with newer correct driver.

Goto C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS and see if there is any 'jammed' print jobs, delete it. Restart the spooler service and see the result.

Hope that will work. Regards
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lamaslanyCommented:
Are you running SP2 on your server?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/890642
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Cláudio RodriguesFounder and CEOCommented:
Oh wait.
The best practice with printers on TS is to use the built-in drivers and NOT the vendor provided ones. The key lesson here to learn is most drivers are NOT developed with TS in mind and may introduce all kinds of problems, from spooler issues to servers blue screening.
Unless the driver is indeed certified for Windows Server 2003 AND the vendor (or you) tested it under TS with multiple users, do NOT install ANY printer drivers on TS.
The correct way, in case a compatible, stable driver is NOT available, is to create your NTPRINT.INF equivalent file. All described here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/275495

Claudio Rodrigues

Microsoft MVP
Windows Server - Terminal Services
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unniabsAuthor Commented:
this MS link help some how close the issue
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unniabsAuthor Commented:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/275495 give the idea of the problem.
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