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Non-Admin Stop/Start the Print Spooler

I need to allow a non-administrator permission to stop and start the print spooler.  I have read other threads to do this through Group Policy in the following location "Gpedit.msc, expand Computer Configuration, Windows Settings, Security Settings, System Services.".  The problem is that I do not have System Services in the tree view.

Any help would be appreciated.
Windows Server 2003

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8/22/2022 - Mon

When you run gpedit.msc, you are editing the local policy and I think you are trying to do this on a Domain. Instead, go to Active Directory Users & Computers and edit the group policy there. You will then find the path you described. I hope that helped.

The server is part of a domain (file/print server) but it is also the server that the printers are installed on so the local policy seemed to make sense.

Given that info, does your answer still apply?


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I apologize for my slow response.  I have been on vacation.  I plan to test this tomorrow.

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William Peck

Worked like a charm.  Thanks for the help.