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Print Spooler Service using a Active Directory Account to shutdown and restart.

I am new to the company I am currently working for and the old Systems Admin somehow or another got his user to be attached to the shutdown and restart of the print spooler service. We are doing this using task scheduler to prevent the printers from backing up. For some reason his user account is being accessed when this process occurs. I have looked at everything I can think of to try and find how his account is attached to the print spooler service. Any Ideas?
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Bird DogCommented:
I don't know about sbs but usually the username is attached to the task which was created. Have you tried to create a new task for the spooler service reboot.
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TSparks94Author Commented:
I have recreated the bat file my self and tried using mine instead and still get the same result. It uses my predecessors user account to stop and start the print spooler service. This is where my hair started getting pulled out...
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Bird DogCommented:
when you look at the properties of that service do you have a log on tab
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TSparks94Author Commented:
Yes, This is set to "Local System Account" and "Allow Service to Interact with Desktop" radio button is checked.
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Bird DogCommented:
so when you run the bat file in command prompt it shows his user account instead of your or are you running it with the taskmanager?
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TSparks94Author Commented:
I have used services, running the .bat file by it self and task scheduler all showing an event that his user was used to stop and start the print spooler service. If his account is disabled or locked it shows a failure audit in the events --> security.
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Bird DogCommented:
what about changing from local system account to the this account option. Put your account info in you might have to reboot to change the setting. then if it is using your account try changing it back to the local system account again to see if it stays as your or uses his. I will keep looking around to see if I can see anything else. Oh and what I am saying is all done under the properties and log on tab.
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TSparks94Author Commented:
I will try that when I can reboot this guy. This is our domain controller so I will have to do it after hours...If you find anything else or have any other ideas I am up for trying anything short of rebuilding this guy.

Thanks
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TSparks94Author Commented:
Still showing up as the same user who stops and starts these services. I even set this to the domain admin user in the services. Any thing else I can check.
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Bird DogCommented:
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Bird DogCommented:
take a look at the answer and try running that to test the spooler
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Peripherals/Printers_Scanners/HP/Q_22890407.html
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TSparks94Author Commented:
Looks like I might need to try both of these. I was thinking of starting over on all these printers we have anyway because we have some old ones. I think this is where the problem resides and I would like to do a cleanup and reinstall of these printers. I will have to coordinate that with the rest of my staff of course since they can live with out a printer..... I will get back on this early next week.
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TSparks94Author Commented:
Sorry I have not had a chance to work on this. We had a production server loose a hard drive and have been fighting it for a while now. I will try to accomplish this hopefully this week.
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