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print spoolsv high cpu

Posted on 2012-04-09
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Windows server 2008 standard, 32bit, running terminal server.
The spooler subsystem app allways has high cpu utilization on this process. I have 5 servers like this and they all have the same issue.
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by:Netty
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Try to look at th¿se articles:
1. CPU utilization of the print spooler service occasionally spikes in Windows Server 2008
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2479235
2. Spooler.xml file growth and high CPU in spoolsv.exe process on Windows Server 2008 print server
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960919
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I did the process on kb/960919 on one server and watch it for a few minutes and spoolsv process is staying around 0, this is very helpfull. thanks alot. Give me a day to monitor and then I will assign the points. thanks again Netty
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by:jim3725
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I just checked back on server that I made change on and cpu utiltization is still using 50% on spoolersv process. Do you suggest trying kb/2479235 hotfix?
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I have done the registery fix on the servers and also updated the driver for universal print driver for ricoh printers, then deleted the printer off the terminal server.  this seems to be working now.. thnaks for your help netty
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helpfull microsoft kb article and follow up
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