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VBScript to Kill print jobs

Last Modified: 2015-11-19


I am trying to get a vbscript to run in the background and delete any print jobs spooled that are over 1hr old (on XP SP3 Machines)

I have this script that will successfully delete files older than 1hr

sFolder = "c:\windows\system32\spool\printers"
iMaxAge = 1
Set oFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
If oFSO.FolderExists(sFolder) Then
for each oFile in oFSO.GetFolder(sFolder).Files
If DateDiff("h", oFile.DateLastModified, Now) > iMaxAge Then
End If
End If

and I have scripts that "should" stop and start the "print spooler" service


'stop spooler
strServiceName = "print spooler"
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\.\root\cimv2")
Set colListOfServices = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_Service Where Name ='" & strServiceName & "'")
For Each objService in colListOfServices

'start spooler
For Each objService in colListOfServices
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\.\root\cimv2")
Set colListOfServices = objWMIService.ExecQuery ("Select * from Win32_Service Where Name ='" & strServiceName & "'")

However I seem unable to stitch this togther so that the print spooler is only stopped if there are files over 1hour old, then the delete kicks in, then restart the service.

I do not want to stop the service unless there are files over 1hr old to delete.

Can anyone point me in the right direction why I cant seem to get this to work?


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